Odraza are a duo from Poland that plays a very angry, raw and hateful form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Esperalem Tkane" which was released by Arachnophobia Records originally and will be re-issued on vinyl this year by Musica Noire Records.
Wind and thunderstorm sounds start off the album before going into more of a heavy and melodic musical direction that also brings in a touch of groove and after awhile more reverb and drums are added into the music which leads up to more of a black metal direction that utilizes a great amount of angry screams.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the music also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music having more of a modern approach to black metal and some of the tracks also bring in a great amount of blast beats along with some tracks also showing more of a raw and old school black metal sound.
As the album progresses clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a few tracks that are very long and epic in length while the music at times also brings in some depressive elements and when solos and leads are utilized briefly they are in a very melodic direction and bring in some non black metal influences to the bands musical style and at times the blast beats also give the music more of a brutal edge and the vocals also get very deep and bring in a small amount of growls on some of the tracks and on a later song you can also hear a touch of blues rock.
Odraza plays a very angry style of black metal that is very diverse while also being very heavy, raw and sometimes brutal but always displaying a great amount of talent and skill, the production sounds very dark and powerful while the lyrics are written in Polish and cover Alcohol., Depression and Vanity.
In my opinion Odraza are a very great sounding raw, aggressive, angry and diverse black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wielki Mizogin" "Gorycz" and "Tam, gdzie nas nie spotkamy". 8 out of 10.