The Odorants were formed in 1995 when Jaska went to high school in Nurmo where he met Anssi and Rami. Jaska had a friend called Murkku in Seinäjoki and the four of them quickly formed the band. Rami and Anssi could already play their instruments but the other two had no experience. Murkku, being somewhat fluent in English, became the lead singer and bassist with Jaska assigned the drumkit. The band made their first demo in 1996 under the name "Butt First" featuring their first song "Meat Means Burger".