Darkness by The OddEven
Darkness is the new hard-rocking alternative metal album by The OddEven, and we had all better strap in and get ready to fly hard and fast. The record is not just a collection of rock tunes, but more a journey to nightmares, dreamscapes, thrill rides, and butcher knives. The hypnotic vocals are strange and addictive, as the guitar work is eerie, fulfilling, uplifting, and bold. That said, it is finally the monstrous bass-oriented groove that defines this record, ignited by a hurricane of exceptional drumming and explosive hooks that bring us deep into the blast radius. The album was produced by Weed and E.T., alongside Frank Marchand (Fiona Apple, Nils Lofgren) at Waterford Digital, and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Monster Magnet, Fleetwood Mac) at West West Side Music. The album art was designed by Lola Quinn.
The first single “Whiskey” is a dark party with a groove in a booze barrel. Hypnotic vocals share the spotlight with weeping willow guitars and a rhythm section aimed straight for the heart and the hips. “Another Nail” is the second single and it tells us to “Go! Go! Go!” as one headphone swashbuckles the other with our minds in the middle like brain salad. The third focus track is entitled “Wild West” which is about disguises and darkness, mesmerizing us with a melodic slow-burn about to explode. With seven more songs on the album its easy to see there’s no frills here…
Darkness is an invitation, precious and personal like a treasured pattern of body ink, and their suggestion is that we become a part of the experience by letting the music spark our wildest imaginations. They set us free to become exotic savages on distant planets, heroes in a hot-rods playing chicken with the stars, and psychedelic villains chasing shadows to the underworld. They make us want to stand on our chairs with our fists in the air, then go home from the show hoarse and happy. They want us all to keep hold of the groove. They want to make all of us Rock Gods.
‘Darkness’ by The OddEven was released on January 5, 2024.
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