Odraza - Acedia (2021)


Straight out of a horror film, today we have Poland’s Odraza and their bone-chilling EP “Acedia”. Perfectly blending Black Metal elements with tons of dramatic atmospherics in a very experimental manner, this release unleashes nearly 27 minutes of creepy music that is intended to disturb listeners while drawing them into its fierce claws.

Immediately setting the bar high with the creepy first few minutes of “I”, the band slowly creates a very foul and disturbing atmosphere. There are certain jazzy and exploratory elements thrown into the mix, allowing the band’s sound to be quite expansive and unique. Heavy doomy riffs and crafty percussion help shift the mood in this aural journey, to a more industrial and ethnic place, while the sparse Black Metal onslaughts are fierce and demoralizing due to their intensity.

After the listener survives the 20 minute opener, things get a bit more trippy with the dreamy elements of “II”. This moody track delivers hypnotic drone-ish elements with viciously fast drums (more like a drum machine) near the end. Overall, “Acedia” is a good primer into the Odraza’s completely unique and out of this world sound. If you are into weird experimental stuff, this release will mark new aural experiences for you.

Band: Odraza Album: Acedia

Label: Godz ov War Productions

Release: May 21st, 2021

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Genre: Experimental Black Metal

Country: Poland

Rating: 93/100

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