Browsing Archive: October, 2017

Review from The Metal Observer

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, October 19, 2017, In : English 
From: The Metal Observer
Published: October 18, 2017

Ukraine’s Odradek Room formed in 2008 as Shards Of Silence, changing their name in 2010. Their mysteriously-named debut album, Bardo. Relative Reality, was released in 2013 to some critical acclaim and four years later they follow it with the limited edition A Man Of Silt.
The band are apparently named after Franz Kafka’s short story The Cares of a Family Man about a creature called Odradek, the meaning of which seems to have...

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Review from The Burning Beard

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, In : English 
From: The Burning Beard
Published: October 15, 2017

Coming to us from Ukraine, the group of Odradek Room have readied their sophomore album, and A Man of Silt shows the band delving into a compelling mixture of prog, doom, post-rock, and sludge, with a variety of ways to blend those styles flowing out of every track. Flexing their musical muscles in a range covering slow and melodic introspection up through snarling, dissonant rage, OR continually shift from one blend to the next w...

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Review from

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, In : English 
Published: October 12, 2017

This sophomore from Odradek Room has been a long time coming, given that the debut was actually first self-released in 2012. Hearing it for the first time, I'm not altogether surprised. It's a complicated beast - as expected, if you're familiar with 'Bardo. Relative Reality'. Once again informed by the Buddhist and literary concepts that inspire band founder Artyom Krikhtenko, 'A Man Of Silt' focuses on the cycle of human life, and t...

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Review from Mosh Pit Nation

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, October 13, 2017, In : English 
From: Mosh Pit Nation
Published: October 12, 2017

So to begin with, what precisely is an Odradek, and why should it require its own room. The answer is as complicated as this album. Apparently it can be lots of things, first appearing in a short story entitled “The Cares of A Family Man” by author Franz Kafka somewhere between 1914 to 1917. Many different meanings can be can be taken from the word.
The tale itself is creepy enough. To surmise, an object that has will, but has b...

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Review from Rtmb Music

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, October 13, 2017, In : Spanish 
From: Rtmb Music
Published: October 9, 2017

A Man Of Silt resulta un trabajo complicado dado los ingredientes inmersos en él, dicho coloquialmente, trae de todo y explota muy bien esos elementos, con canciones que se sienten estructuradas y pensadas para explotar los sentimientos. En este tipo de géneros resulta difícil analizar dado el cúmulo de facetas que poseen trabajos como este, escucharlo se vuelve un compromiso, requiere de disposición y paciencia dado que uno se puede...

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Review from Gbhbl Reviews

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, October 9, 2017, In : English 
From: Gbhbl Reviews
Published: October 8, 2017

Arising in the Void doesn’t give much away. The soft melody alongside atmospheric effects builds for nearly two minutes before Selfness reveals the epic sound that Odradek Room has.

Playing with the idea of a huge post-metal scope mixed with traditional metal riffs before it’s all blended together with a dynamic dressing. A Man Of Silt proudly delivers a listening experience that feels ancient. A style that feels of another time & p...

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Review from Disfactory Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, October 1, 2017, In : Italian 
From: Disfactory Zine
Published: September 29, 2017 

Si tolgono gli aspetti ruvidi e si innestano istintivamente quelli liquidi/vanesi, e noi possiamo benissimo appendere un cartello con scritto “crescita in atto” affianco al monicker Odradek Room. Si avverte il bisogno e la voglia di smussare angoli, formule e formulette di facciata con un solo ma proficuo colpo di spugna. Il nuovo A Man of Silt è cosa perlomeno “strana”, frutto di un linguaggio per nulla convenzionale, u...

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 Released: October 12, 2017
500 Copies
Genre: Progressive (Doom) Metal