|Band:||Ode and Elegy|
|Album:||Ode and Elegy|
|Genre:||Post-Metal, Folk, Classic, Folk|
|Release Date:||1st of February, 2022|
|Cover Artwork ©||Ode and Elegy|
“Hey, I think that’s something for you!” Roman wrote at the end of January and sent me this album. I looked at the bandcamp page (“a 55 minute through-composed exploration into loss and catharsis.”) and the E-Mail we got (“ […]that intersects post-metal, chamber folk, and sacred art music.”) beforehand. My first thought was that it is kind of brave to come along with a single song that is that long, so I put my headphones on and dove right into the album.
What the band wrote is correct, Ode and Elegy (a sister project of The Pax Cecilia) are mixing a lot of stuff together, but the classical instruments are the main ingredient of the whole song. At first I thought I was in the middle of a soundtrack of a Dark Souls game: mainly violins that build up a dramatic and oppressing atmosphere – and you always have this basic concept maintained throughout the album. However, you will get parts that remind you of Gothic, Post-Metal and other genres. I assure you that you will be entertained the entire 55 minutes.
If you think that this kind of diverse music styles that alternate and complement each other is something you could like, listen to it. Out of all albums I listened to since I joined this blog, this is probably the first album that I would entitle as art.
You must listen to it to experience it!