Orion are a band from India that plays a very melodic and progressive form of death metal and this is a review of their 2012 ep "On the Banks of Rubicon" which was re-issued by Transcending Obscurity India in the year of 2014.
A very dark, melodic and heavy sound starts off the ep along with some solos and leads and a few seconds later blast beats are added into the music along with death metal growls, high pitched screams and clean playing being utilized in certain sections of the recording and the band also uses a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
At times the band adds in clean singing which also enhance the progressive and dark nature of the bands musical style and you cam also hear a lot of classic melodic metal influences in the way the guitar solos and leads are approached and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Orion creates a very dark and melodic style of progressive death metal with their musical sound while also having their brutal moments and a slight black metal edge, the production sound s very dark and powerful while the lyrics cover dark and poetic themes.
In my opinion Orion are a very great sounding melodic and progressive death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Devoured Existence" and "My Dying prayer". 8 out of 10.