Odota are a solo project from Estonia that plays an experimental and psychedelic mixture of black metal, drone and doom and this is a review of his self released 2014 album "Fever Marshal".
A very dark doom/drone metal sound starts off the album along with some experimental sounds in the background and after a minute melodic guitar riffing starts becoming a huge part of the recording while a few seconds alter the music starts going for more of a fast and raw black metal sound along with a great amount of high pitched screams.
A good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with programmed beats taking the place of a real drum kit and at time s the vocals have a very grim approach to them and the songs also bring in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and also bring in elements of industrial metal at times.
As the album progresses more avant garde, experimental and psychedelic elements are added onto the recording and there are also a couple of tracks that are instrumental and in some of the more fast black metal parts the programmed beats almost sound like real blast beats and the whole album is very diverse with each track bringing in something different.
Odota plays a style of black metal that is mostly raw and aggressive while also mixing in elements of doom, drone, experimental, industrial and psychedelia to create some very original sounding music, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Odota are a very great sounding raw mixture of black metal, drone, doom, experimental and psychedelia and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Horse Thief Special" "Cannon" and "Rattlesnakes Unfold". 8 out of 10.