Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Alternative Press
    Vapor Transmissions is a hymnal for brave new citizens who have adopted The Matrix as a religion while using artifice as deception for their sinister subtexts. [#146, p.81]
  2. With their second album Vapor Transmission, they return to deliver another set of electronic-laden rockers, but this time out they do so with slicker production and improved songwriting.
  3. A non-stop industrialized assault that combines grinding guitars, shrill synths, with pulsating bass and drum lines and vein-popping vocals. The 13-track set drives without relent from song to song, leaving listeners spent like a good workout.
  4. This is gloriously trashy glam-rock with an updated cybernetic edge.
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    Orgy's campy Orwellian visions make Vapor Transmission more fun than frightful. [10/13/2000, p.83]
  6. Spin
    They're an American band that sound like British Francophiles, right down to the pip-pip accent in leader Jay Gordon's Gary Numan pout. [12/2000, p.223]
  7. Marilyn Manson-isms still haunt singer Jay Gordon, but this time he binds his secondhand poetics to a forward-looking glam too catchy to be denied.
  8. 60
    In spite of cosmetic differences, though, much of Vapor Transmission hints at a gaudy, synth-driven interpretation of Korn.
    Vapor Transmission, the follow-up to Orgy's 1998 debut, Candyass, is as sci-fi, inorganic and over-produced as the title implies. Sometimes the stainless steel robotics work, and sometimes they don't.
  10. 60
    But just as a couple of cool originals on its debut distinguished Orgy from the Antichrist Superstar cover bands current working the bar circuit, if only slightly, so too do a clutch of strong tunes on this, its second album.
  11. An album awash in old new wave sonics, borrowed Ziggy-isms, and facile science fiction claptrap. As you'd expect with an album called Vapor Transmission, it suffers from quite a bit of gas.
  12. Aiming to fill the Queenhole by injecting video-game sci-fi and radio-head sonics into a pop-metal base, the Korn protégés forge a "startling vision of a future world in which communications technology has been turned against us, becoming a tool for government surveillance rather than personal convenience." Gosh, how'd they think of that?
  13. Amusingly, Los Angeles nu-metal types Orgy look like Duran Duran after being chewed on by giant robots. The problem is, as this hugely stupid sci-fi concept album grinds on towards the 30th century, they sound that way, too.
  14. 40
    Orgy sounds a lot like Marilyn Manson on this album, with touches of David Bowie and New Wave techno-pop added for flavor. The results are completely derivative... The result is an album that is often amazing sonically, occasionally gripping musically, pretty dopey lyrically, and absolutely empty in terms of real substance.
  15. Singer Jay Gordon spends much of the record predictably preening his way through third-hand Bowie and third-rate Simon LeBon impressions while the band labour on a set of half-baked electro-metal...
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 54
  2. Negative: 4 out of 54
  1. mattw
    Jul 27, 2005
    ORGY is the best freaking band !!! they kik ass.
  2. RandyB
    Jun 21, 2005
    This record is supposed to be a dark concept album about everyone
  3. roy
    Feb 16, 2005
    Although orgy isnt a technically great band, and they do remind me of the worst of marilyn manson and static x group of bands, they more than Although orgy isnt a technically great band, and they do remind me of the worst of marilyn manson and static x group of bands, they more than make that up with one of the greatest science fiction themed atmospheres ever. definitely one of the greatest numetal albums ever. Full Review »