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Black Orchid Empire “Semaphore” album review


“A sci-fi concept record” and third album release from Black Orchid Empire “Semaphore”

An impressive set of songs brimming with heavy and emotive intent plus those huge sing along choruses made for rock festivals all over Europe in 2021. Obvious comparisons and influences being The Deftones and Biffy Clyro but surely not a bad thing considering how popular these two bands still are with a loyal fan base in the millions.

‘Red Waves’ to me sounding like the obvious first single however there are many other contenders for that role on this album. Their individuality does shine through on many songs however especially ‘Winter Keeps Us Warm’ which has the commercial potential of Snow Patrol, so expect rock radio to pick up on this song as soon as. A well balanced rock album that boasts a wealth of great songs that will appeal to many rock fans whatever your tastes.

Black Orchid Empire create huge, memorable rock music that combines heavy-hitting savagery with intense melodic beauty. Their technical, fearlessly complex grooves and gigantic sing-along choruses have already earned them a widespread fanbase.

A ferociously tight live band, Black Orchid Empire have toured Europe and the UK extensively, recently supporting Skunk Anansie on their sold out 25th anniversary shows, including Brixton Academy. These appearances, as well as previous tours with HED p.e, INME, Black Map and Ravenface, combined with festival slots at Download, Standon Calling, Planet Rockstock, Camden Rocks and Taubertal, have sealed the bands reputation as a force to be reckoned with.

Having released their debut album ‘Archetype’ in 2016 to universal acclaim, Black Orchid Empire signed with German label Long Branch Records to release the follow up album ‘Yugen’. Both albums received stellar reviews and over 1,000,000+ combined streams. The band are now looking ahead to the future with their next album ‘Semaphore’ – a Sci-Fi concept record that sees them continue to push the musical envelope.



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