Album Review: "Darkness" By The OddEven (8/10)

Eclipse Records

Producers: Weed, E.T. and Frank Marchand

Call it post-grunge, modern alt-metal, stoner rock or whatever tag you choose, the bottom line is, this band can jam! Their method is not mere rabble rousing, but gut-wrenching and emotionally invested songs. A Skin Yard/Jack Endino vibe blended with minor sci-fi and prog elements, hits you like a ton of bricks. The production is huge, with enveloping, atmospheric guitars that are heavy, yet melodic. And Chris Volz’s vocals are trance-like, articulate and compelling. It’s a cut above the fray.