The OddEven's audio interpretation of rock is fresh but also warmly familiar at the same time. They convey the message of seeing through the illusions that are fed to us daily. We are encouraged to smarten up, cut through the crap, and don’t allow yourself to be a doormat. Stand up for what you believe in, just make sure you know what that is. I know reading those last few sentences appear aggressive and maybe hostile, but the music is so damn catchy it doesn’t come across that way when you listen. The OddEven rocks with a raw candor that evades so many over-commercialized bands these days. Space Juice is an all-too-brief cocktail that primes the pump for a (hopefully) longer ride with The OddEven. Until then, hop aboard and visit the fantastical world of OddEven. Just don’t forget your towel.
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Aliens spotted in Seattle! The guys from THE ODDEVEN should be a bit oblique. After all, instead of traditional band photos, we are only given caricatures of the band, on which the boys are depicted as aliens.
Less crazy, but by no means unspectacular, the four tracks of their first EP come out of the boxes. Clearly heavily inspired by various greats of the 90s, THE ODDEVEN delivers a very rich, beyond doubt sublime performance. The guitars of "Skinz" and "ET" (the theme "extraterrestrial life forms" must have done it to these guys in fact) harmonize wonderfully, while the rhythm faction knows how to animate to join in with earthy grooves. The influence of ALICE IN CHAINS seems ubiquitous, not least because of The vocals of Alice IN CHAINS, which are sometimes slightly nasal, consistently melancholy. Sometimes furry and hard-to-get intoned riffs also let out a touch of SOUNDGARDEN, but sometimes also MY SISTER'S MACHINE as a source of inspiration. But there is also no shortage of variety. While the entry 'Fire In The Sky' thrives on its thunderous groove, in the ensuing 'Bleed For Something' it is the distinctive, multi-voiced vocal passages that make you listen. For the rather subdued 'Again', the fivesome from Baltimore may be sure to get an approving nod from the unforgettable Layne Staley from the afterlife, while the crazy guitars in the finale 'Suffer' could well have come from the repertoire of AUDIOVSLAVE.
So whatever it is for the alien to drink on the cover, the makers of "Space Juice" may have quenched their thirst more than once with different Seattle brews.
From the title and cover art, featuring a little alien drinking on an unknown planet, I'd expected something weird and possibly psychedelic. Pleasantly surprised, I discovered that all four tracks are actually hard rock with plenty of riffs and no sign of anything like a theremin.
All of the tracks have a high quality production value and what I like the most is that no one member is dominant; every individual can be heard and has their opportunity to shine. "Bleed for Something" is probably my favorite because of the guitar solo and the vocal harmonies on the chorus.
...really cool! I like the vocalist's tone.
The OddEven has a fully cohesive sound - nothing feels left out of the mix and every part contributes to the effect of the whole. The guitar solo work is incredible, expertly executed and well placed in the song structure. As far as lead vocals go, this is top notch stuff - the tones achieved here, with and without filtering and effects, fit the sound perfectly! Shout out to the rhythm section for holding it down with consistency, and huge nod to the mixing/mastering engineer for giving Bleed For Something that larger-than-life wall of sound that makes it hit so hard. Killer work!
...dedication is key. Good vocals, A&R material here
(Acoustic songs) remind me of Staind. Like the acoustic/killed it. Travis Meeks (Days of the New sound)
(The band) shows versatility. Dig the vocals!
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