“Prog metal fans will go straight to TERRA ODIUM’s first grandstanding epic, of course. “The Thorn” is 12-minutes long and satisfies on multiple levels, from its bellicose levels of heaviness to the haunting keys that seep from slender cracks in the barrage of guitars. Steeped in the horrified bombast of CANDLEMASS and KING DIAMOND’s macabre theatricality, but executed with the effortless mastery of progressive virtuosos, it is both a phenomenal heavy metal song and an intricate, perverse construction of great ingenuity.
More than two decades on from “A Sceptic’s Universe”, these artful veterans have upped the ante once again. A bold soul might even suggest that TERRA ODIUM have delivered a classic at the first attempt. It really, really doesn’t get much better than this. …” Read the whole review here.
– Dom Lawson