Orchid – self-titled LP
The final recordings of Orchid. With their sound more honed and defined, these nineteen tracks are probably the best songs that they ever recorded (it was released in 2001). The logical conclusion of the frantic emotional energy of Heroin, Mohinder and Swing Kids, amped-up and intesified with the volume and speed of the Slap A Ham/power-violence aesthetic. Laying down a style later explored by Envy, Converge, Saetia and countless others.