Year Of The Sun Records
Delivering a punishing new album titled Terraform, Hanover, Ontario Canada’s Odium is set to crush the masses with 11 new songs. This melodic genre of death metal gives you the best of two worlds with dreamy soundscapes and deadly grindcore-style aggression.
A perfect example of the band’s dynamic range can be heard in “Dead,” where the track transitions an orchestral intro to the super heavy verse. This mini opus starts off as a beautiful gothic piano piece that soon decimates the ossicles of the ear cavities with deafening drums, vociferous guitars and bloodcurdling vocals. The song takes you high and low in a matter of seconds, leaving your musical mind flabbergasted at every turn.
The technical ability showcased in the instrumental song “The Cell” is rather remarkable and earns top marks for not being quantized or overproduced. These are real musicians playing real tracks and relying on human performances in the studio more than digital tools. Odium may represent what Montreal’s Kataklysm should have been.
The best part about this album is that it takes you to amazing places with intricate ballads and perfect harmony vocals, then quickly tears you apart with sonic meat hooks, leaving your jaw hanging. Get ready for a masterpiece of technical perfection.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: ODIUM – TERRAFORM