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Review from Dutch Metal Maniac

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, In : English 
From: Dutch Metal Maniac
Published: January 17, 2018

Since 2010, guitarist Ilya Zernitsky, bassist/keyboardist Sergey Kuznetsov, drummer Roman Borovikov and Artyom Krikhtenko, who takes care of vocals, guitars, keyboards and samples, make music together under the moniker of Odradek Room. Odradek Room's musical style is kind of progressive death/doom metal, but they regularly cross those boundaries. In 2013 they released their promising debut album, called Bardo. Relative Reality. S...

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Review from Dead Rheteric

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, December 29, 2017, In : English 
From: Dead Rheteric
Published: December 28, 2017

When it comes to doom metal that’s sitting along the Hypnotic Dirge lines, it’s usually safe to assume that it’s not going to walk down the beaten path. Odradek Room settles in nicely with this idea, usually doom metal as simply a propellant to veer into more progressive, atmospheric, and haunting waters. Clearly, there’s much to take in with A Man of Silt, and the absorption process may require a few listens.

While doom and g...

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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: December 11, 2017

Progressive Melodic Death/Doom quartet ODRADEK ROOM formed in the Ukraine in 2010, from the ashes of the band SHARDES OF SILENCE. The band takes their moniker from a short story by author Franz Kafka. They released their debut full-length in 2013, titled “Bardo. Relative Reality,” and return now in 2017 with eight new tracks under the album title “A Man of Silt.”

“Arising in the Void” is a short instrumental opener. I hear ...

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Review from Infernal Masquerade Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 9, 2017, In : English 
From: Infernal Masquerade Webzine
Published: November 8, 2017

With a keen eye for unique and boundary pushing release, today we have the latest Hypnotic Dirge Records release with Odradek Room’s sophomore album “A Man of Silt”. Unleashing over 50 minutes of superbly crafted Progressive Death/Doom Metal, this band merges influences from bands like Anathema and Opeth with lush instrumentations and a very somber mood. If you like complex music with high replay value, this is cer...

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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 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 Doomed to Darkness Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, September 9, 2017, In : English 
From: Doomed to Darkness Zine
September 6, 2017
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Odradek  Room  are  a  band  from  Ukraine  that  plays  a  very  melodic  and  progressive  mixture of  doom  and  death metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "A  Man  Of  Silt"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between Hypnotic  Dirge  Records  and  BadMoodMan  Music.

A  jazz influenced  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  adding  in  some  symphonic  and  epic  sounding  keyboards which  ...

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