Taking a group of multifarious musical influences and making them into something cohesive is not something that every band can do. It takes a truly unique group of songwriters to pull off experimentation and diversity in one album without losing site of what the band should be, and without losing its audience along the way. While most bands attempt to progress from album to album, Orchid’s Curse demand progression. Listening to their debut EP Goodbye is When The Casket Closes (2006 – Diminished Fifth Records) through Voices: The Tales of Broken Men (2010 – Diminished Fifth Records) to now, the growth is obvious, palpable and powerful. A beautiful amalgamation of brutal metal, progressive melody and intelligent thought provoking lyrics, Orchid’s Curse refuse stagnation and orders the full attention of your auditory cortex.