A brand new lyric video from Finnish progressive metal outfit ODDLAND has been issued through New Noise Magazine, following the very recent release of the band’s intense second album, Origin, through Sensory Records earlier this month.
The follow-up to their Century Media-released 2012 debut The Treachery Of Senses, ODDLAND‘s Origin was recorded in part by the band and completed at Fantom Studio (Insomnium, Korpiklaani, Oranssi Pazuzu), then mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir). The video for the track “Will” boasts an intense visual delivery created by the band’s drummer, Ville Viitanen, as with the other previously released trailers and videos for Origin.
ODDLAND offers alongside the new video’s premiere, “We wanted to bring ‘Will’ to the forefront for the lyric video because the text in the song hits base with all of us talking about a broken connection between generations. Ville did a great job with the video and it beautifully showcases some of the exquisite artwork on the album by Mohammed Essam. The song itself is a bipolar monster with at least a couple of heads so we thought the composition deserved to be brought to the forefront as well.”
View ODDLAND’s “Will” video at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.
The hi-rez 24-bit version of Origin is streaming and available for purchase HERE, the CD available via Laser’s Edge/Sensory HERE and Amazon HERE.
ODDLAND is also booking live performances in support of Origin, with a record release show confirmed to take place on October 7th in Turku, a show supporting Ne Obliviscaris on October 12th in Helsinki, and more to be announced shortly.
10/07/2016 Gong – Turku, FI *Origin Record Release Show
10/12/2016 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI w/ Ne Obliviscaris
In a 9/10 review of Origin, The Prog Mind offers, “ODDLAND‘s long-awaited follow-up is definitely worth the wait. It’s an absolutely masterful example of how heaviness can be used to brilliant effect. Instead of simply chugging along, it invades our senses with brilliant composition, exploratory lyrics, and unadulterated heaviness.” Heavy Blog Is Heavy plugged the album with a 4/5 review which states, “This seems to be a successful mix between dark progressive metal and approaches more often found in ‘brighter’ bands like Textures or Haken. For those who enjoy the tension stemming from those two focal points, there’s a lot to be found here that is moving. The ‘Nordic prog’ scene is still growing, and it’s great that ODDLAND are pushing the boundaries in their own unique, twisted way.” We Love Metal’s coverage of the album states, “ODDLAND‘s combination of intensity, melody, and complexity hits the Prog sweet spot. Origin nearly comes across as a seamless work with songs occasionally flowing into one another. What strikes me is the consistency ODDLAND has in their approach, whether in the crushingly heavy sections or the light passages.”