OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US
You literally had to expect something extraordinary as well as impressive from this band from Salzburg/Austria and even people who are not in the know (yet) should quickly be made rejoice with excitement by this exalted showcase of musical extremes. OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US sits comfortably between the chairs and especially through this fact they create a mood that other bands often lack completely. Intense Spiritual Music is the label that was chosen by OSDOU themselves. There are tons of bands on this globe that are easier to discribe than OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US are, one who spends his time with Sludge/Core bands such as NEUROSIS, CROWBAR, ISIS, CULT OF LUNA or also older SLEEP is likely to enjoy this. Despite all this these bands and the comparisons connected to them are not completely exact.
Also, only a few will remember the first tries of OSDOU in form of the 2 track EP Breathe from 2000, and as you can easily imagine, a lot has changed since then, which is partly due to the logical development but which can traced back to the changed line-up on the other hand. Apart from guitarist, vocalist and founding member Mucho (ex-SOULSEARCH/MY MIDNIGHT
SUN) you will find to other SOULSEARCH heroes in the lines of OSDOU. After the split of the Doom Metal institution from Austria, Thom
(guitars/vocals) and Hajot (samples/noise) have found a much more appropriate home. Eventually the team is completed by drummer Mani and bassist barth who is known from BELPHEGOR. It is almost scary how homogenously this quintet works.
Wonderful acoustic sounds, pitch-black sound samples, minimum acoustically and the mourning and conjuring vocals of the two singers. The seamless change between the single vocal parts is exemplary and extraordinary.
Rage, sadness, bitterness, suffering and hate are only a part of the emotions that are processed and thus channelled with OSDOU. Besides mighty slow motion guitar walls roll out of the speakers, so that you are hammered into the ground without warning and try in vane to escape this force. The tribal-like drumming, which disappears into the background time and again, unresistingly pulls you deeper and deeper into the dark abyss and thus into the world of OSDOU.
OSDOU set an unignorable sign that can also convince completely sound-wise and should not leave anything to be desired even for pampered ears.
Furthermore another, quite daring decision makes OSDOU unique, as theirrecords will also be released as a vinyl version (in coloured vinyl), perfectly demonstrating the inner closeness to the old-fashioned record.
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"Finally a band appears with a dirty,bloody and muddy face...OSDOU makes the perfect mix of hard sludge, slow doom and atmospheric post rock. Like a sledgehammer they pull out their massive riffs and build an exciting and melancholic mood. Driven by the sick society of our world, pregnant by nature and high on roots of the occult and true music. To the band it is very important to form a unit which can be heard in every song!. Texts to think and melodies to relax are on the agenda. "Painful stories told with a passion for life" is a brilliant example of the band and brings a full spectrum on dark heavy tunes for every one. Groove your hairy heads to this fat grooves of austrias next super wizards, because it's so fucking good for you!!!"!!!"
8 from 10 Stonerheadpoints