Consistent zijn ze wel, de Bulgaren van Odd Crew. Hun video's blijven steevast in zwart-wit en matchen de emoties die in hun nummers zitten. Toegegeven, ondanks een vette riff die telkens terugkomt, vind ik dit de minste van de vier songs die reeds gereleased zijn. Het ligt aan de zang en de chorus die ik in deze song net iets te braafjes vind. Drie op vier blijft alvast dik geslaagd.
Guitarist Vasil Parvanovski comments: “For me, ‘Wasted Days’ is one of the tracks on the album with the most cyclical and darkest feeling. I remember when we worked on the idea, everyone in the band fell in love with this simple and heavy riff. It also led the overall concept we wanted to have in the song to keep that gloomy feeling. We made videos for all the songs off the album, and the video for this song was the first finished one we watched. After seeing it we said to ourselves that this is exactly the emotion we wanted to keep for them all.”
Following five much acclaimed studio records, two DVDs and countless live shows over more than two decades, Dark Matters (Part 1) sees Odd Crew reach their musical maturity on a new level, and one that doubles down on the band’s songwriting skills and exceptional talent. Odd Crew may have stepped out as one of Bulgaria’s best kept heavy rock and metal secrets long ago, but their new album will make them indispensable for the global heavy music scene.
ODD CREW is:
Vasil Raykov – Lead Vocals
Vasil Parvanovski – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Martin Stoyanov – Bass, Backing Vocals
Boyan ‘Bonzy’ Georgiev – Drums