Browsing Archive: April, 2013

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Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, April 29, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
Published: April 23, 2012
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*Google translation of Italian review

A silent onset of despair and feeling. Good for the first Ukrainians Odradek Room and their rocky doom / death tinged with melancholy and reverb. I think the last thought occurred to them during the songwriting process has been to electrocute in an immediate way, I agree that the genre usually does not strike immediately for bias, however, the first impression we give the same in some So, instead with ...

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Review from Music Swept Away the Colours

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 25, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Music Swept Away the Colours
Published: April 24, 2013
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*Google translation of Spanish review

What can save Kafka relationship with Tibetan Buddhism? I think as reviewing the curricula vitae of this band with unusual name. The tormented vision of Prague writer, full demons and loneliness, it may fit with the premises of doom. As in Kafka's work, Odradek Room project images and shadows of our unconscious. There is beauty in the decadent and the perception of reality in a world s...

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Review from Rock Metal Essence

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Rock Metal Essence
Published: April 21, 2013
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*Google translation of Italian review

Straight from the wilds of ' Eastern Europe , more precisely from the Ukraine, arriving four guys who want to have their say in the world of metal, releasing their debut album " Bardo. Relative Reality ", released on March 9, 2013 by Hypnotic Dirge Records . The name of this young band is Odradek Room , inspired by the eponymous short story by Franz Kafka .

In addition to having excellent taste i...

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Review from Metal Recusants

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Metal Recusants
Published: April 18, 2013
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Odradek Room is a young Ukrainian band has the means to conjure up everything that’s interesting and compelling about melodic death/doom and post-metal/post-rock and mash it up in a fulfilling and coherent mass of sound, as exemplified here in Bardo. Relative Reality, their debut album through Canadian label Hypnotic Dirge Records, who have a preference towards doom and ambient/atmospheric metal bands, so there’s no surprise that ...

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Review from Heathen Harvest

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Heathen Harvest
Published: April 2, 2013
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In the modern age, the music industry is truly an unfathomable anomaly in every sense of the word. Artists, bands, and smaller projects surface as quickly as they disappear, completely submerged in the vortex  of ether, dissolving into clouds populated with copious amount of others. Sadly, many of these so-called pop artists are the ones that get signed to large labels, only to make millions and generate fame whoring and undeserving pr...

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Review from Sea of Tranquility

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, April 1, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Sea of Tranquility
Published: April 1, 2013
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With a band named after a short story by Franz Kafka, and an album which is partially inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead, you probably expect this album to be progressive and artistic. And, well, the debut album from the Ukrainian band Odrakek Room is indeed progressive and artistic.

The core style of death-doom, which means that the songs evolve around heavy songs featuring melancholy galore and growled vocals (think early Ana...

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Released: March 9, 2013
500 Copies (250 digipack, 250 jewel case)
Atmospheric Death-doom Metal