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All That is “ONI” a Metal Force Reckoning

                          All That is “ONI” a Metal Force Reckoning 

                                             CD Review by Aaron Michael Antczak

As I peer into who is “ONI” the opening notes of their latest single “Eternal Recurrence” struck a nerve right off the bat. My first thought… Where.. The fuck.. did these dudes come from? Wait… did I just hear a Synthesized Xylophone? The guitars are dialed in, super heavy but not too muddy and the solo harmonies are spot on. Jake Oni (Front man) powers through the unorthodox verse and chorus sections distinctly. The screams aren’t too heavily layered but can be hard to decipher, after listening a few times you’ll get a feel for his pronunciation.

Next up … “Barn Burner”, just listening to the intro blisters immediately erupted on my fingertips. This song had more “clean” vocals then Eternal Recurrence, keep that shit up Jake! There’s that xylophone again. Johnny D plays this thing with precision and impeccable timing. It’s clear that he’s mastered to integrate it well commanding respect. Every turn on this track Joe Greulich provides the perfect timing and spot on changes to make things happen you can’t begin to anticipate.

“Thrive” is a seamless masterpiece. Insane guitars defying physics as we know it, breaking the rhythm barriers and bringing light to scales I never knew existed.

I continued my journey into the depths of “Ironshore” to get a better feel for what these guys have to say, as a writer/vocalist I’m always trying to “get” the message. I try and pry myself into the cracks to pull apart the underlying motives.

I could go on for days about each individual song but I’ll let you find it on your own. I’ll sum it up like this… If you like bands like The Mars Volta, All that remains, Twelve foot ninja, Sylar, Slipknot and whoever else you can fit into that genre then get your hands on this album. Jake, Martin, Chase, Joe and Johnny couldn’t have summoned a more demonic hellish brand on this album.

I Worship Chaos Tour w/ Children Of Bodom, Abbath & Exmortus

11/23 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec

11/24 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

11/25 - Toronto,ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

11/26 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

11/28 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

11/29 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave - Eagles Ballroom

11/30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

12/2 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

12/3 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

12/5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

12/6 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory North Park

12/7 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom

12/9 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!

12/10 - San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater

12/11 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues

12/13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)

12/14 - Charlotte, NC @ The Neighborhood Theatre

12/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

12/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

12/18 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

12/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw

ONI online:

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ theoniband

Twitter: https://twitter.com/theoniband

Instagram: https://instagram/theoniband

YouTube: https://youtube.com/theoniband

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