Review from Legacy Magazine; Issue #85

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Under: Album Reviews
From: Legacy Magazine; Issue #85
Published: June 2013
*Google translation of German review

The band from Ukraine founded in 2008 as shards of Silence and later renamed based on a short story by Franz Kafka Odradek Room. Beyond the four musicians inspired literary show. "Bardo. Relative Reality "is a concept work based on the ideas of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The word "Bardo." Means in an intermediate sphere, a space between the worlds. According spherical and ground covering to develop the seven songs on the debut. Some of the songs have already been released digitally under the old band name. For the official debut of Odradek Room they were again revised and new material. The shortest piece runs 6:27 minutes, the longest it takes to 12:29 minutes. Since the playground of the quartet is widely held, Odradek Room speak even of a Death Doom-localization with influences of post-rock. The early releases of Anathema, My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost seem to know the participants. The gloomy atmospheres and moods as well as the not exactly tangible nuances comes to the development of "Bardo. Relative Reality "of great importance. Scratch Lige black metal parts, the debut of Ukrainians also on, and in general are the musicians contrasts and focus shifts important. The listener will be so entertained and focused. It would be interesting, however, to answer the question whether Odradek Room purely instrumental and without - would not achieve even greater effect - anyway sparsely placed vocals. In any case, both Death Doom-and post-rock listeners should consider, "Bardo. Relative Reality "give a chance. 

Rating: 10/15
Reviewed by: AK

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Tags: odradek room bardo relative reality doom metal death-doom franz kafka atmospheric progressive post-rock experimental death metal 


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