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Review from Deaf Sparrow Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, May 3, 2014, In : Album Reviews 
From: Deaf Sparrow Webzine
Published: May 1, 2014

No no no, we didn’t improperly write the title, that’s how it appears verbatim on the album cover, so give us a break.  We don’t correct grammar and syntax errors of bands if they’re being “artistic” for us.  Especially if they assist us with their knowledge, explaining the meaning of the Tibetan word ‘bardo’ on which this album is based.  And the art, it’s some sort of abstract expressionist thing with thick, red ...

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Review from Volumes of Sin Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, In : Album Reviews 
From: Volumes of Sin Webzine
Published: March 18, 2014

Although Ukrainian four-piece act Odradek Room have only been formed since 2010, they initially started off under the name Shards of Silence in 2008.  Initially recorded in early 2012 and released in only digital format, Odradek Room have rerecorded and re-released their debut full-length album, Bardo. Relative Reality, under Hypnotice Dirge Records in 2013. How does this record, based on ideas taken from the Tibetan Book of th...

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Review from Pitchline Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, In : Album Reviews 
From: Pitchline Webzine
Published: March 17, 2014
*Google translation of Spanish review

Right from the choice of name (based on the protagonist of a story by Franz Kafka), we can see that this is not a band that likes things conventional. Hailing from Ukraine, began his career in 2008 calling Shards of Silence and after these past five years, have finally released their debut album. The sound of the album is clearly oriented towards the fluctuating land where extreme metal meets the...

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Review from Pure Nothing Worship Magazine; Issue 2

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, December 19, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Pure Nothing Worship Magazine; Issue 2
Published: February 2014

"Bardo. Relative Reality" is the debut album of the young Ukrainian quartet, delivering  honest, well crafted atmospheric death doom. This album is an emotional journey through paths laden  with dark, suffocating death doom, entwined with profoundly melancholic post-rock elements and crushing despairing riffs. Featuring really rich compositions and song structures, the mood is rooted in nostalgic,deeply melanc...

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Review from Metal Revolution Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Metal Revolution Webzine
Published: October 18, 2013

Odradek Room is an atmospheric and progressive death & doom act with post-rock leanings from Ukraine. They got their name after one of Franz Kafka’s short stories and apart from this odd moniker for a band; few other things surprised me about this band. Their debut album (initially recorded in early 2012) is odd, bizarre and with equally confusing title Bardo, Relative Reality. It contains only 7, but quite lengthy songs....

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Review from Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 5

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 5
Published: November 2013

There seems to be a friendly and indirect competition rising between Canadian “Hypnotic Dirge Records” and Russian “Solitude Productions”. Both labels are oriented towards very similar music, mostly to different kinds of Doom Metal and Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal. But those, who have taken a closer look at the releases from the Canadian side, should have definitely noticed that their bands are more exper...

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Review from Alarm 666 Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Alarm 666 Webzine
Published: October 14, 2013
*Google translation of Danish review

Odradek Room comes from Ukraine and have released their debut album "Bardo. Relative Reality "on Hypnotic Dirge Records. This cooperation surprise in any way, since the record company has a taste for bands that are over in the slightly darker atmospheric department and preferably not have too many limits in their musical universe.

Odradek Room swimmer primarily around the doom metal genre, but th...

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Review from Miasma Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Miasma Magazine
Published: August 7, 2013

Bardo. Relative Reality is the first official release by Ukrainian band Odradek Room, and it is also Their first full-length album. The group performs this music is a combination of melodic death metal and doom metal, and this combination isalso spiced up with a progressive elements. The name Odradek room which the band uses comes from Franz Kafka's short story "Die Sorge des Hausvaters". We can gather from That the sources of inspira...

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Review from Legacy Magazine; Issue #85

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, In : 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...

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