Origin: Portland, Maine, USA  
Genres: Doom Metal, Hard Rock
Page online: July 1, 2016
Last update/review: July 1, 2016


Ogre formed in 1999 and released three albums from 2003 to 2008, showing a penchant for wandering off the beaten path at times (not many bands write 37-minute, single-track albums these days, but that's what Ogre did with Plague Of The Planet). They broke up in 2009, briefly reunited in 2012 and a year later reformed, eventually releasing the album reviewed here, The Last Neanderthal. The overall pace of the album points to doom metal, and while Sabbath is of course an influence, this takes a right turn from the Candlemasses of the world, as this sounds far more influenced by 70's hard rock than more modern doom metal bands. Choosing to cover a song by a 70's band also called Ogre is a nice humorous touch, and doesn't sound out of place here. There's a lot to like about Ogre, and while it's clear at this point in their career that they aren't going to be rock superstars, they seem quite content doing their own thing.

Current Members

Ed Cunningham


Ross Markonish


Will Broadbent



Dawn Of The Proto-Man  
  1. Ogre
  2. Colossus
  3. 78
  4. The Jaded Beast
  5. Skeletonized
  6. Suicide Ride
  7. Black Death
  • Ed Cunningham
  • Ross Markonish
  • Will Broadbent

Seven Hells  
2006 Leaf Hound
  1. Dogmen (Of Planet Earth)
  2. Soldier Of Misfortune
  3. The Gas
  4. Woman On Fire
  5. Review Your Choices (Pentagram cover)
  6. Sperm Whale
  7. Flesh Feast
  • Ed Cunningham
  • Ross Markonish
  • Will Broadbent

Plague Of The Planet  
2008 Leaf Hound
  1. Requiem
  2. End-Days
  3. Drive
  4. Queen of Gasoline
  5. A Call to Colossus
  6. Deus ex Machina
  7. Colonizer Rex
  8. Battle at Doom Capital
  9. Home Sapiens Ferreus
  10. G.F.R.
  11. Dawn of the Protoman
  • Ed Cunningham
  • Ross Markonish
  • Will Broadbent

Secondhand Demons  COMPILATION
2012 independent
  1. The Centurion
  2. Age of Ice
  3. The River
  4. God of Iron
  5. Drive
  6. Mystic Lady (Saint Vitus cover)
  7. The Prophet (Buffalo cover)
  8. What You're Doing (Rush cover)
  9. Symptom of the Universe (Black Sabbath cover)
  10. Working Man (Rush cover)
  11. Retro Music Sucks (Big Meat Hammer cover)

The Last Neanderthal  
2014 Minotauro
  1. Shadow Earth
  2. Nine Princes in Amber
  3. Bad Trip
  4. Son of Sisyphus
  5. Soulless Woman (Ogre cover)
  6. Warpath
  7. White Plume Mountain
  8. The Hermit
  • Ed Cunningham
  • Ross Markonish
  • Will Broadbent

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