Genre: Black Metal / Pagan Metal
This newer band is led by Fix, also a leading member of the pioneering
German Heathen Metal band MENHIR.
The anthemic title song begins with a BATHORY influenced choral intro,
and the rest of the melodies seem influenced by medieval music.
"Idafeld" is a successful mix of electric and acoustic guitars, female
and male vocals, and violin. ODROERIR manage to interweave Viking and
Power Metal & Folk Rock elements seamlessly and shine with complex
songwriting, subtly flowing arrangements and German lyrics culled
directly from the Poetic Edda.
In the well-designed sleeve, the band members are pictured in Viking Age
garb; indeed, in Germany, there is a growing scene of people from the
Metal scene involved in Medieval and Viking fairs and campouts, often
combined with Metal concerts. Where many others look cartoonish,
ODROERIR manage to look noble as well as produce some truly uplifting
sounds. Another excellent release from Det Germanske Folket.