Music evolves, that’s a common theme in most of my reviews if you have noticed by now. Sometimes it does for the good, sometimes for the worst. The key is to find the way to marry the old along with the new. They say you can’t reinvent the wheel, and even if you burn down the old wheel, it will remain a, well, wheel. The size or shape might be different, but it’s still the same. Fortunately we have stumbled upon some creative geniuses that have pulled out the trick and even fool us to believe otherwise.
The Disorder by Atlanta outfit O. D. D. is a nice throwback to the 90s when angsty sounds rocked the stations and TV in the way of Alice Chains and Anthrax. The album is filled with heavy riffs, breakdowns and powerhouse vocals – the perfect cocktail for disaster, in a good way. Second track “Label Killer” kicks off the album for me with all the aforementioned elements brough up to the table in an exciting way. Each song feels as a perfect soundtrack to popular videogames as Need For Speed or the WWE, so if any wrestler is ready, be sure to look out for this guy.
While the music is all great and I am sure many rock fans will enjoy the hell out of it, for me, the band has yet to find their own identity. Each song on this four tracks EP feels pretty much the same, and while consistency is good if its well made, on this record it got to a point it was a bit tiresome. The similarities to other established acts also bugged me a lot. For the better sake of music in general, I really want everything to be great and its beyond understable every band goes in a ripoff stage at some point before or after or finding their own unique voice.
Criteria - 70%
In the end, The Disorder is a great album for those who are seeking to raise their fists up in the air and bang their head along the insane riffs and loud music overall; those seeking for something rather unique or classy, you may want to look other way. Overall, a good band with a great potential.