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The Deadly Syndrome: The Ortolan

Jeff Weiss, Stylus, 27 September 2007

"THERE'S WOLVES IN THE GARDEN," Chris Richard belts out, midway through the fourth song of The Ortolan, the debut from the Silverlake quartet, the Deadly Syndrome. Every time I hear the line, it instantly triggers memories of an '80s movie that shall forever remain nameless, a fact I attribute to having spent one too many high school evenings taking bong rips and watching the highs and lows of a hoops-playing teenage werewolf who may or may not have loved a girl named Boof.

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