According to the press release, Frontman Taki Sassaris said:
To quote Billy Squier, “Stroke me, Stroke Me;” says the music business to every band out there busting their ass to make it. ETA is now done with that song and dance. Too many bands doin’ the same thing really led us to the point of trying something different. ETA’s sound is looking to the future, and Odyssey is our first big step in that direction. In wanting to get people’s attention to our evolution and survival, “Tongue Tied” became the perfect choice for a first single. An anthem for shutting up your haters by succeeding where they thought you had failed.
“Tongue Tied” seems to be the mantra for the album and is a reminder of why I fell in love with rock music. I’m a late 80’s, early 90’s, girl, raised to MTV‘s Headbangers Ball, VH1, hair bands, and just plain modern rock. Odyssey took me back to when my friends and I would pretend to be rockstars. So, just like those days, grab a hairbrush or whatever you used as a microphone, and let Odyssey take over and let the nostalgia loose.
Take that little black dress and stiletto heels out of your closet. Put on your ruby red lipstick and spiked collared choker, and turn up Odyssey. You are no longer in your car or in your room. Now, you are the hot chic in an Eve To Adam music video. Similar to “Tongue Tied,” songs like”Altitude,” “Lucky” and “Day Drinkin,” are what I call sexy-metal. Well really, it’s not just those songs, it’s the whole damn album. Produced by Elvis Baskette (Chevelle, Trivium and Slash) and award winning EDM composer Zardonic, Odyssey is a seductive beast.
Even a beast has a little beauty within their tough exterior, just as the heart-felt track “Emergency” stands out in the record. Every good metal album needs a slow song and Eve To Adam have made an enticing ballad.
Emergency, where did I go wrong?
Emergency, how is this my fault?
This misery is tearing us apart.
You’re all I need.
Waterproof mascara can prevent tears from streaking down your face, but it can’t stop the infectious hold this song has on your heart. Reapply that lipstick girl, you know you’re about to press repeat.
I don’t want to leave you gentlemen out of this review and make you think this album is just for the ladies. I’m sure you’ve felt the unstoppable urge to jump in your ride and crank ETA to the max. That is Odyssey. If that doesn’t make you feel sexy, and cherry red lipstick does, get your pretty pucker ready for the track “Day Drinkin” and cue the daydream:
She stepped right out of the Babes in Metal calendar
Pointing to the goth goddess walking across the smokey room, a guy playing pool at the back of the bar stutters to the bartender. “Tha- tha- that’s Miss October,” another guy says as she saunters over, and places one finger over his lips and whispers in his ear. Then, Eve To Adam busts out of the screen in a cloud of smoke.
Day Drinkin,” throw them back till the morning light
Eve To Adam: Odyssey
Track 1- Altitude
Track 2- Tongue Tied
Track 3- Undertow
Track 4- The Price
Track 5- Emergency
Track 6- Landfill
Track 7- Lucky
Track 8- Chasing Ghosts
Track 9- Hurt Me
Track 10- Day Drinkin’
02/11 @ The Haven – Orlando, FL
02/12 @ Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL
02/14 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
02/15 @ The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
02/16 @ Fish Head Cantina – Baltimore, MD
02/17 @ Finn’s Harborside – East Greenwich, RI
02/18 @ Backthorn 51 – Elmhurst, NY
02/19 @ The Backstage at Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ
02/22 @ Whisky Warehouse – Mansfield, OH
02/23 @ Diesel – Chesterfield, MI
02/24 @ The Agora – Cleveland, OH
02/25 @ The Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
02/26 @ The Back Bar – Janesville, WI
02/28 @ The Venue – Dubuque, IA
03/01 @ Top Fuel Saloon – Bradiwood, IL
03/02 @ Phat Headz Bar – Green Bay, WI
03/03 @ Every Buddy’s Bar – Chippewa Falls, WI
03/04 @ The Loaded Buffalo – Mundelein, IL
03/07 @ Vaudville Mews – Des Moines, IA
03/08 @ Fubar – St. Louis, MO
03/10 @ Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
03/11 @ The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
03/12 @ The Open Chord – Knoxville, TN