Origin is an American technical death metal band from Topeka, Kansas, founded in 1990 under the monikers Necrotomy and Thee Abomination. They have been recognized by music critics and metal fans alike for combining a harsh sound with a high level of technical skill. Origin's music is characterized by almost exclusive use of several specific, difficult playing techniques: blast beats on the drum kit, multiple death growled vocals, and arpeggios and sweep picking on both the guitars and the bass guitar. Their songs often have uneven, shifting time signatures. 2008 saw the band breakthrough in the United States with the release of their fourth studio album, Antithesis, which was seen as a hit.


LabelsRelapse, Nuclear Blast, Agonia
Previous membersDoug Williams Clint Appelhanz Mark Manning James Lee Mica Meneke
MembersPaul Ryan Mike Flores John Longstreth Jason Keyser
Years of activity1990–present

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