Odem are a band from Russia that plays a very fast and aggressive form of satanic black/death metal and this is a review of their 2013 ep "The Valley of Cut Tongues" which was released by Daemon Worship.
The ep starts out with a very dark and heavy black/death metal sound along with blast beats and a mixture of growls and screams as well as bringing in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast sections and you can also hear a good amount of melody in the music and after awhile solos are added into the music.
As the album progresses spoken word parts and avant garde soundscapes are added into certain sections of the recording and the band also bring in a more brutal and technical death metal sound which is different than their early material which was in a more black metal direction.
With this recording Odem move away from the more traditional sounding black metal of their earlier material and go into a more brutal blackened death metal direction while also keeping around a dark occult atmosphere.
Song lyrics cover Satanism and Occultism themes, while the production h as a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and brutal sound along wit h the bass guitars being mixed down low in the mix.
In my opinion Odem are a very great sounding satanic black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cult Of Flesh" and "Satanskin". 8 out of 10.