Davao City music scene staple Odds and Evens celebrated the release of their EP “Cancer of the Earth” last Saturday, December 9th in Plaza de Luisa, a corporate compound in downtown Davao.
It’s a party in the middle of a corporate parking lot, that should translate to cars in the moshpit. But regardless of the mechanical interference, the mosh-thirsty scene boys and girls of Davao threw hands and opened up the pit for Davao’s top heavy music acts with Raging Hangovers, Digos City’s We Killed Samantha, Jonah, Backstabells, and Human Mastication all opening for Odds and Evens.
Frontman Jethro Francisquete discusses the narrative that goes into Cancer of the Earth as a collection of his thoughts regarding what he has to say on topics such as reality TV, how chasing success eventually kills, how everyone is willing to bend over in the name of fame and money, and even his own battle with depression. The EP is a heavy metalcore comedy that ends with the track Roses are Red, Violets are Blue where Francisquete talks about the battle of good and evil, and how good will eventually triumph over evil.
Francisquete said that the show is his last with the band, for the mean time, stating about his two-year absence in the scene due to personal priorities. Nevertheless Odds and Evens can still be seen in shows in the city probably with a different frontman for two years.
Cancer of the Earth is a six-track EP with the first five tracks produced, mixed, and mastered by Anthony Dublin, and the sixth track by Raphael Pulgar. Patrick Handugan made the album art that gave the EP its aesthetic clincher. Davao-based clothing brand Revere even made a shirt in celebration of the EP release. The show happened in front of State of Mind Productions’ office and provided for the lights and sounds in the event.