Review from No Clean Singing Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, March 24, 2013 Under: Album Reviews
From: No Clean Singing Webzine
Published: March 24, 2013
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The last band in this assembly of underground gems is from Ukraine. Named after one of Franz Kafka’s short stories, Odradek Room have produced a debut album Bardo. Relative Reality that was released earlier this month by Hypnotic Dirge Records. Once again, I haven’t yet listened to all of it, but I’m really impressed with what I’ve heard so far, especially the extended opening track “Theatre of Forms” and the hypnotic third song “A Painting”.

The music is a lush, layered, entrancing offering of melancholy post-metal with a blackened crust. Doomy atmospherics and mesmerizing guitar journeys will carry you away, and bestial vocals and unsettling episodes of dissonance will pull you crashing back to earth (or beneath it). This is creative music that effectively borrows from a multitude of metal styles, and I’m fascinated by it. 

Reviewed by: Islander

In : Album Reviews 

Tags: odradek room bardo relative reality atmospheric progressive psychedelic post-rock post-metal black doom death-doom metal mariupol 


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