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MB Premiere and Review: ODRAZA - 'Rzeczom' full album stream

Polish black metal is just great, I've heard so many bands from the region and in most cases regardless of whatever form of black metal they tackle, they do it with astounding results. The same can be said about ODRAZA, whom incorporate numerous features in the assembly of their music.

There's no need to wonder if the band's second full length "Rzeczom" is up to standards as it features members of not too long ago formed Gruzja and more notably Voidhanger. However, if you're not the kind that goes off of band involvements and previous accomplishments, then listen to the album that premiers on MetalBite today (to be released on May 8th, 2020 via Godz Ov War Productions) and then try to convince me you don't like and appreciate what you hear.

"Rzeczom" is a musical roller-coaster and then some; however, these unorthodoxies are implemented with respect to the music and black metal in the greater scheme of things. From the childish and eerie strokes of an electronic device on 'Schadenfreude' to the grown-up rage filled blasting and riffing, Odraza begins the musical fair with a total storming of the instruments resembling a cross between Hate and Arkona. This track pretty much hands you the aggression early-on, but also adds to the black sauce an atmospheric beauty via looming landscapes...

...The thing I'm getting at here is that regardless of the measures taken by the band to make the material unorthodox, within the bosom of the songs, lies a great volume of cohesive flow and sensible instrumentation. 'Dulga 24' sounds connected to '...Twoją Rzecz Też' and its successors 'Świt Opowiadaczy' and 'Młot Na Małe Miasta' appear to be extensions of 'W Godzinie Wilka' (a favorite off the album). Though suppressed at times the black metal in itself may be on "Rzeczom", this tucking away and blindsided re-emergence of the genre's properties, challenges the listener to pay attention while simultaneously evoking much enjoyment via the numerous cards played in the name of heterodoxy. Simply put, "Rzeczom" is the collateral sounds of misery, anxiety and degradation in a hollow shell, a near perfect imperfection.

Full review of ODRAZA's second full-length "Rzeczom" can be found here.


Stawrogin - guitars, bass, vocals
Priest - drums



Entered: 5/7/2020 12:01:09 PM