Sunday, May 16, 2021

179: Oryx

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 179 features an interview with Abbey and Tommy Davis of Oryx.

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If sludge and doom metal seem simplistic and repetitive, Denver's Oryx provide a compelling counterpoint. The band make texture and ambience a big component of their sound, giving their bleak, crushing songs an additional dimension beyond "slow" and "heavy".

I spoke with Oryx drummer Abbey Davis and vocalist/guitarist Tommy Davis about the origins of the project, and what led them to relocate from New Mexico to Colorado. We also went into the creation of their latest album Lamenting a Dead World, and how expanding to a three-piece has impacted their songwriting.

My thanks to Abbey and Tommy for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"The Singularity"
taken from the split LP with LANGUISH

"Born For Death"
taken from the album Stolen Absolution

"Last Breath"
taken from the album Lamenting a Dead World

taken from the album Widowmaker

Oryx on Facebook

Oryx on Bandcamp

Oryx on IG

Lamenting a Dead World vinyl through Translation Loss


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In The Company of Serpents

an interview
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