Monday 25 February 2019


Release date: March 15th 2019. Label: Heavy Psych Sounds. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

Ode To Oblivion – Tracklisting

1. T.I.O.
2. Trudging to Vacuity
3. Ode to Oblivion
4. Big Surprise
5. The Ones
6. Starship Pusher


Pietro / Drum
Richard / Bass
Andrea / Guitar
Matteo / Guitar, Vox


Oreyeon were originally known as ORION when they released their debut album Builders Of Cosmos a few years ago. That album as the album title suggest was a heavy mix of Space Rock, Psych Rock and Stoner Metal. The overall sound and production of the album wasn’t the best but it was still a superbly entertaining album that I still listen to from time to time.

Now the band are back and have changed their name to Oreyeon. The band are now signed to Heavy Psych Sounds (this label goes from strength to strength and is one of the best record labels in the Underground Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal scene) and Ode To Oblivion is their first album for the label. I’m pleased to say that the band and album sound amazing from start to finish. This album is a lot more focused and the songwriting has moved on leaps and bounds since their debut album.

Ode To Oblivion is a brilliantly entertaining album from start to finish and you can tell that from the opening song – T.I.O. The music is LOUD, FAST and HEAVY but with a real genuine warmth to it. It’s purely an instrumental song but shows you how the band add swirling psychedelic noises to their own blend of Psychedelic Stoner Rock/Metal.

Second song – Trudging To Vacuity – is where the band opens with a slightly gloomy atmosphere with heavy doomed out and sludgy guitars creating a deep rich sound. The clean and soulful vocals work surprisingly well with the heavy doom sounds and the music drifts further into Space/Stoner Metal territory. You can hear elements first heard on their debut album but Oreyeon play with a more well-rounded confidence on this album. The music is quite progressive and this builds upon the trippy vibes the band create here.

Third song - Ode To Oblivion – carries on the progressive psychedelic sounds heard on the previous two songs but with emphasis firmly more on melody and progression. The vocals have an almost “pop” feel to them and it offers a warm overall approach to Oreyeon’s music. If you’re a fan of Mars Red Sky and perhaps their album Stranded In Aracadia then Oreyeon have a similar feel to their music. Though with the band preferring a heavier Stoner Metal vibe on this album. This is definitely the standout song on the album as the song never outstays its nine minute plus running time.

Fourth song - Big Surprise – is another solid offering from the band with a faster style of Psychedelic Stoner Rock with the band having a few tricks up their sleeves as the song moves to its natural conclusion. With some hidden sludgy guitars played along the way.

The final two songs The Ones and Starship Pusher sees the album move up a gear in the volume department. Oreyeon have written two final songs that show off their undeniable talent to great effect. As the album moves from one different sound to the next. The mood can be quite gloomy at times especially on The Ones as the band play a more cinematic style of music compared to the other songs held on the album.

Oreyeon have delivered the goods with Ode To Oblivion and this shows why this album is a contender for album of the year. It’s that good and you owe it to yourself to check this album out now.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Claire at Purpler Sage PR for the promo. Ode To Oblivion will be available to buy on CD/DD/Vinyl via Heavy Psych Sounds from March 15th 2019.

To get you in the mood you can listen to this exclusive song premiere of ODE TO OBLIVION.