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)”
Inspired and lyrical, mellow prog. Love the rich instrumentation, the textures, the composition. Everything in this album, and in its companions, speaks of the band's curiosity for music and love for their art. No anger, no gloom here, only an open heart and a wise smile. This music does good with every note. Igor Mokin
supported by 4 fans who also own “Origin (24 bit version)”
This is intelligent music. The ebbs and flows of each composition integrate so well into each other to create a beautifully entangled series of musical journeys. No one sound is out of place and every phrase has significant aural impact. I'm hooked. Micah W