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3.64 | 28 ratings | 2 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Above and Beyond (4:46)
2. Flooding Light (5:00)
3. In the Eyes of the Mourning (4:27)
4. Aisle of Array (4:43)
5. Past the Gates (3:56)
6. Still the Spirits Stay (4:55)
7. In Endless Endeavour (3:58)
8. Sewers (5:18)
9. Lines of Silver Blood (5:31)
10. Ire (8:10)

Total Time 50:44

Line-up / Musicians

- Joni Palmorth / bass
- Sakari Ojanen / vocals, guitars
- Jussi Poikonen / guitars
- Ville Viitanen / drums

Releases information

Recorded at Fantom Studios, Tampere, August / October 2011.
Additional Recording at Oddgod Studios, Turku.
Mixed and mastered at Unisound.

CD, Century Media 55413 (April 30, 2012)

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ODDLAND The Treachery of Senses ratings distribution

(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(32%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

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Review by UMUR
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3 stars "The Treachery of Senses" is the debut full-length studio album by Finnish, Turku based progressive metal act Oddland. The album was released through Century Media Records in April 2012. Oddland was formed in 2003 and released three demos, which preceed "The Treachery of Senses". The band won the "Suomi Metal Star" competition in 2011, which led to the deal with Century Media Records.

Oddland is rightfully labelled progressive metal, but they arenīt your typical Dream Theater clone progressive metal act. Lead vocalist/guitarist Sakari Ojanen isnīt a high pitched vocalist, but predominantly sings in mid-range. He is quite the skilled vocalist and he has a relatively unique sounding voice. The music is pretty heavy at times and the guitar riffs and rhythms can be relatively aggressive. But ultimately itīs dynamic music, and there are as many softer and not so loud sections as there are louder heavy ones featured on the album. Itīs not ultra complex progressive metal, but itīs cleverly written and quite sophisticated. Itīs music which requires a few listens to sink in, but given enough spins, "The Treachery of Senses" is quite the intriguing release.

The sound production is powerful, clear, and detailed (Dan Swanö is credited for mixing the album) and the musicianship is on a high level on all posts, so all in all "The Treachery of Senses" is good quality progressive metal album with a lead vocalist providing the album with something a bit more unique than what many of their contemporaries put out. To my ears itīs not a perfect album as the band lose me a bit sometimes in the vocal melody department. Itīs all nice and melodic, but itīs not always the melodies stick. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

(Originally posted on Metal Music Archives)

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5 stars Oddland's 2012 debut, The Treachery Of Senses, is an album that took me completely by surprise. Oddland is a Finnish Progressive Metal quartet who first entered the spotlight by winning the 2011 Suomi Metal Star contest, which then earned them a deal with Century Media. One of the first things I ... (read more)

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