Review from Alternativ Musik

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Under: Album Reviews
From: Alternativ Musik
Published; May 1, 2013
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*Google translation of German review

The Odradek moves around the house round about, according to your own rules, it speaks grown, but his features are childlike, laws do not apply to this. So at least in the history of the care of the father's house of Franz Kafka. Surreal, only dimly imaginable and now a part of the name of the band originating from the Ukraine. Thematically, their first album, however based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. All this can be a very surreal and unfathomable listening experience expect in reality it looks but for quite different, as this relatively down to earth when the end does not sound conventional. For this, the band demonstrates a flair for the right moment and for the listener knows how to pack.

It is somewhere between post-black metal and doom metal, with the latter coming from the slow riffs of the former, the interleaved melodies that can be difficult to unravel. Despite the severity but can also be dreamy moments to locate where the riffing times not drags on. One is tempted to think in these moments of Alcest, where Odradek room at such moments only of the French resemble the mood here, musically it remains independent. In other passages, there are Fl├╝stergesang, sometimes it is almost ballad, if a piano is heard to threaten and then put the heavy riffs and smother it over this.

The actual elements, which can be heard on the album are not necessarily spectacular, but it makes the mixture. Room Odradek know how to put items together in an interesting way and let the listener sink into the music, which Bardo. Relative reality developed its own charm.

Reviewed by: Tristan Osterfeld 

In : Album Reviews 

Tags: odradek room bardo relative reality doom metal progressive psychedelic blackened post-rock post-metal 


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