Can you guess what type of music O.D.D. plays from their album cover on The Disorder? Hip-hop you say. I’m sorry you’re wrong. Jazz? No, you couldn’t be more off base. Classical? Haha thats a good one. If you guessed hard rock that veers towards the aesthetics of the ’90s and late ’80s then you guessed correctly.
The rockers behind the band are HDS (vocals/guitar), Gunny (bass/vocals) and The Muffer (drums/vocals). With clear aliases established let’s get into the tunes. The band plays pretty straightforward hard rock that has been around for the last thirty years or so. Think Alice In Chains, Anthrax, and other like minded bands..
Having grown up in this era and being thoroughly invested in the grunge scene I was able to appreciate what the boys were bringing to the table. There is also no denying their music doesn't sound the least bit contemporary. They aren’t reinventing the wheel here and it felt like an homage to bands from a different era. But hell it’s almost 2018 and with every type of music imaginable available within a couple of clicks why not feed a popular niche that never completely went away.
There are four songs here all which are well written and well delivered. They kick things off with “Executive Order” which has an almost early NIN type of feel during the verse. The vocal harmonies with vibrato had me thinking hair metal. “Label Killer” is more just straight hard rock/grunge. Killer lead guitar here. “Loud Fighter” dips into somewhat classic ’80s metal while the closer “The View” is a fast paced adrenaline rush.
I’m willing to bet this EP is based upon the bands that O.D.D. grew up listening to as teenagers. The band wears their influences on their sleeves and it is easy to spot presuming I grew up in the same decade as they did.
The Disorder is an enjoyable listen for fans of this style. No more, no less. I’m sure by this point you know if this is your cup of tea or not.
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