Founded in 2003 in Turku, Finland, ODDLAND’s forward-thinking delivery melds aggressive tones, spacious textures, and glorious melodies into a seamless and cohesive entity. Following a string of successful demos, the band was signed to Century Media for the 2012 release of their The Treachery Of Senses debut album. Mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö, the record was greeted with a barrage of critical acclaim, including praise from top-tier publications like Rock Tribune, Metal Hammer, Inferno, and many others, and praised as the best prog-metal record ever recorded in Finland. ODDLAND has performed at a number of festivals including FME, Tuska, Headway, and Progpower Europe, in addition to many shows alongside the likes of established acts including Soen, Leprous, Swallow the Sun, Omnium Gatherum, Amoral, and more throughout Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Lithuania, and beyond.
ODDLAND recorded the magnificent Origin at Fantom Studios (Insomnium, Korpiklaani, Oranssi Pazuzu) after which it was mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir). Containing over forty- ve minutes of music, the album bears a theme which ties deeply into the lyrics and extensive artwork, with a separate piece of art being created for each of the nine songs by Egyptian artist Mohammed Essam.
released September 9, 2016
Ville Viitanen – drums
Jussi Poikonen – guitars
Joni Palmroth – bass
Sakari Ojanen – vocals, guitars
supported by 5 fans who also own “Origin (24 bit version)”
These guys have horns and cellos, and they're not afraid to use them. If you're looking for a Yes or Genesis clone you're out of luck, but if you want a band who take the time to stretch out and give a song time to develop you're in luck.
I'm going to change my mind about my favourite track regularly.
Oh, and flutes.
supported by 4 fans who also own “Origin (24 bit version)”
Warpaint is an excellent collection of songs that won't disappoint fans of modern progressive metal. Between the Madness has been one of my go to progressive metal albums, so I had high hopes for Warpaint ... and I wasn't disappointed! There is new musical ground covered as well.
Lots of good subtle moments in the music, and the mastering is superb. Nods to obvious influences such as Opeth are present, but do not overpower the signature Vangough sound. Jason Clement