Odonis Odonis – ‘Better EP’

Odonis Odonis - 'Better EP'


Death, Satan and other dark stuff - all present and correct

Toronto’s self-proclaimed “industrial surf-gaze” trio Odonis Odonis should have soundtracked the basement brawls in Fight Club. This EP is a din of iniquity – violent screams about death, Satan, and other dark stuff compete with guttural guitars in a reverbing haze while the drumkit gets smashed to oblivion. Their 2011 debut album ‘Hollandaze’ was an impressive onslaught of distorted mayhem containing tracks called ‘Busted Lip’ and ‘Blood Feast’, so the aggression is nothing new, but three tracks here have knockout potential: ‘Intelligence’ is a frenetic screech taking its cues from A Place To Bury Strangers, with a surf-rock chorus among the Dave Grohl-loud drums and giant riffs. ‘Robot Surfer’ sees the BPMs reach ludicrous levels in a pure punk onslaught lasting less than two minutes. ‘Flight Risk’ has a killer chorus with psychedelic organ touches frantically ruling the mix. Like the Fight Club basement, it’s a dirty, brutal, sweaty secret, and could become an underground smash.

Simon Butcher


Record label: Buzz
Release date: 22 Apr, 2013