Poland's Odraza have returned with a new recording which continues the avant garde, dissonant and experimental style of black metal from their previous release and this is a review of their 2021 ep "Acedia" which will be released on May 21st by Godz Of War Productions.
A very dark yet distorted sound starts off the ep along with some clean playing and spoken word parts a few seconds later. At times the music also gets very experimental sounding while the first track is also over 20 minutes in length as well as the vocals being mostly tortured sounding black metal screams.
Synths can also be heard in some parts of the recording while melodies are also added into some of the heavier riffing. All of the musical instruments on the ep also have a very powerful sound to them along with the faster sections of the music also adding in some tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the recording more of a raw feeling as well as the music also having its dissonant moments, when guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style.
On this recording Odraza plays a musical style that is mostly experimental as well as mixing in a lot of black metal elements and dissonant structures to create a very different sounding recording. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Polish and cover alcohol, depression and vanity themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Odraza and if you are a fan of experimental and dissonant black metal, you should check out this ep. 8 out of 10.