ODDHUMS – The Inception
Oddhums is a trio from Spain, an unusual moniker for a band but entirely accurate based on their four song EP "The Inception". These musicians traverse a post-metal, post-sludge, semi-grunge and doom world where the riffs are big, the vocals often distant, and the element of suspense omnipresent for what will come next. Keeping the material fairly compact in a genre where epic-length numbers are the rule not the exception, the mid-tempo grunge-swinging "Under Siege" wins me over every time, the bass parts leading the charge as the guitars dance in and around and the drumming just hits all the groove points.
Those who love atmospheric elements careening into post-sludge/doom-ish heaviness can add Oddhums to the list of bands worthy of admiration. Considering they only formed this year, the future looks very promising for this three-piece.