Oh. Metallia on Radio Erdorin by Stéphane Gallay
by on December 8, 2018 in Metallia Radio reviews

Radio-Erdorin is a monthly video summary by Stéphane Gallay of his musical columns on his blog Erdorin

Playlist

1. Female Metal Fest IV (Dead Dog Coffee / Gonezilla / Alkemy / Chaoseaum) 1:30

2. The Night Flight Orchestra (+ Macakatac + Black Mirrors) 6:18

ALBUMS

1. The Ocean: Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic 11:06

2. Keor: Petrichor 12:40

3. Can Bardd: Nature Silent Stays 14:13

4. Sirenia: Arcane Astral Aeons 16:09

5. Coheed and Cambria: The Unheavenly Creatures 17:30

6. Monkey Currency: The Last Chance 18:49

7. The briefs: Calaveyre / Oh / Plini 19:55

Bonus: Belzebubs 22:08

Stéphane Gallay is a graphic designer by profession, quinqua role-player, progressive rock fan and self-proclaimed geek.

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Translation from French DeepL

If I tell you Oh. (with a point), you may think of the title of a sanitized tabloid. Wrong Choice: Oh, it’s Olivia Hadjiioannou, a Greek musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer, who has just released a six-track mini-album entitled Metallia.

As its name suggests, Metallia is metal. Moreover, instrumental progressive metal; there is certainly voice, but it is more in the register of “disembodied screams” than “traditional singing”. In fact, it’s a little prog, a little symphonic, a little experimental and a little bit I don’t know.

To be very honest, I’m not really a fan. It’s either too experimental or too much stacked stuff for me. Original, no doubt, but a little too cluttered for my taste. That said, the album is on Bandcamp, at a very reasonable price. So it’s easy to check whether you like it or not.

Olivia Hadjiioannou, Ολίβια Χατζηιωάννου, Oh., Press photos, Official Photos, Music, News, Greece, metal, RockMulti-instrumentalist and director Olivia Hadjiioannou as the artist Oh. has been honored for her ingenuity, innovation and creativity in music and video with multiple international awards. She made her debut as Oh. on the international music scene with the award-winning music video, "Trials" in 2013 – cited as one of the 50 top events to mark Greece during the economic crisis. With the advances of immersive video, she released her single "Love of Avalanches", mentioned in Huffington Post as one of first 360-degree immersive VR videos released by a Greek artist on YouTube in 2016.

The music video "Red Lion" is presently a winner and official selection in 12 film festivals worldwide. Winner of Best Music Video award in the inaugural French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) in Cannes, France. Winner Best Music Video at the Cosmocinema Film Festival in London. Winner of the Best Music Video Short in The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival that took place on May 25, 2019 at The Producer’s Club in New York City. Winner Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film at the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in Southwestern Crete in Greece. Read more in her Bio and EPK

The EP “Metallia” has received over 32 reviews from 13 countries worldwide, is in top 10 progressive rock and metal charts and listed as one of the best albums of the year for 2018 on Metal Nation Radio.

CD Metallia - Oh. aka Olivia Hadjiioannou

“Metallia” by Oh. is an epical prog-metal composition in six parts. A multi-layered sonic piece of ravishing solo electric guitars, time-bending tempo shifts, grooving bass lines and deranged drums.

This instrumental progressive metal album will reveal its intricacies and hidden depths over time. It will extract from your mind pure visions, to mend your mental pictures, preen presumptions and to elicit an element of the unexpected…. because that is what will transmute your subliminal mind map into a remarkable blueprint which will lead you from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to be.

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Weird and Wonderful World of Oh.

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