Review from Aristocrazia Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 1, 2013 Under: Album Reviews
From: Aristocrazia Webzine
July 1, 2013
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*Google translation of Italian review

Odradek Room is a band from the spirit suffered emotionally, which draws on several occasions inspiration from various forms of literature, whose name comes from a short story by Franz Kafka and his texts draw from the "Bardo Thodol" (Tibetan book of the dead). Express a highly atmospheric doom that does not mind the ramble and sink into context death, even slightly progressive, bringing to the fore a visceral passion for the vision of creatures such early nineties Katatonia, Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride to which they could unite in second October Tide also beaten and Officium Triste. Notwithstanding that the verb in charge of moving the ranks of their debut album "Bardo. Relative Reality" seems to be indisputably "dream", which is a bit 'displaces. Not that you're used to face music environments in which the melancholic and "relaxed" tend more to reason than to annihilate, the point is that the performance of the quartet puzzled as emotionally unstable, seems to be able to work together, with very good results, and an apparent excessive tumultuosità icy detachment, outbuildings in a proposal in itself of course anything but direct, may initially complicate the entry in connection with the songs. 

The album needs time to grow and be appreciated, but once the music has found the key scardinante that feeling of uncertainly, able to irretirvi with songs such as "Theatre Of Forms", "A Painting (Digging Into The Canvas With Oil)" and "Faded Reality." The last two episodes quoted represents "summa" of choices and ideas badged Odradek Room is for the ability to show off an unbridled aggression and heaviness which by the way in which they are inserted floating suspension put to increase the consistency of the atmospheric compartment. The group is only the very first chapter of the story, however, proves to be already able to navigate within this world of sound and vibration, and makes wise use of keyboards and fits properly the samples that go to integrate successfully in the flow of traces. With the next album will be able to make full center? Who knows. However, make no mistake would be enough to keep an eye on, and basically it costs us? You can give a listen to "Bardo. Relative Reality", what will ensue then so be it.

Reviewed by: Gabrielle Strano

In : Album Reviews 

Tags: odradek room bardo relative reality doom metal death-doom franz kafka 


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