Browsing Archive: February, 2017

Review from

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, In : Italian 
From: True
Published: February 21, 2017

Gli Obitus sono un duo svedese attivo dall’ormai lontano 2000 e suonante un black metal piuttosto incazzato. Ci occupiamo oggi del loro secondo, ottimo album che porta il nome di Slaves Of The Vast Machine. La prima cosa di cui parlare è la particolare scelta di offrire il platter sotto forma di un’unica traccia, e gli svedesi in questa direzione sono recidivi; potrebbe quindi risultare poco “vendibile” ma, in tempi frenetic...

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Review from Metalopsy

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 17, 2017, In : English 
From: Metalopsy
Published: February 16, 2017
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Everyone with the slightest interest in metal (should) know about the Edge Of Sanity epos Crimson. Released in 1995, it’s a 40+ minutes long single death metal song that goes through bouts of fast riffing and groovy drumming, interwoven with harmonic slow passages with clean singing. It’s an amazingly coherent mix of moods that drives the dystopian backstory forward. The sequel, Crimson II, continues the story, but does so in a much...

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Review from Bleeding 4 Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 17, 2017, In : German 
From: Bleeding 4 Metal
February 16 2017
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Schaut man sich die Outputs von OBITUS an, gibt es nur ein Wort für die Band und deren Entwicklung: beeindruckend. Im Jahr 2000 setzten die Schweden mit dem Drei-Track-Demo "Coup De Grâce" und dem darauf zelebrierten brutalen, kalten Lo-Fi-Rasanz-Black-Metall ein mehr als markantes Zeichen. Es folgte 2001 die Split "Gather Against Humanity" mit KULT OF AZAZEL, HUMANICIDE und THY LORD, die EP "Stratagema" (2006) und im Jahr 2009 s...

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Review from Nine Circles

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 16, 2017, In : English 
From: Nine Circles
Published: February 14, 2017

Cries of being part of the machine have been the fodder of rock and roll for decades. For Pink Floyd it was the conformity stamping music industry that prompted their 1975 classic “Welcome to the Machine.” Hell, even Sebastian Bach lamented “I gotta punch the clock that leads the blind / I’m just another gear in the assembly line-oh no” on Skid Row’s 1991 Slave to the Grind. We’ve all felt that wearing down of the rough ...

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Review (+ Album Premiere) from No Clean Singing

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, February 13, 2017, In : English 
From: No Clean Singing
Published: February 13, 2017
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The Swedish black metal band Obitus have done something remarkable: They’ve made a 45-minute album consisting of a single song that’s on the attack relentlessly, and yet it’s a harrowing thrill-ride straight through to the end.

Now you can either skip straight to the end of this post and start listening to our stream premiere, or you can continue reading, but I wouldn’t recommend trying to do both at the same time — or tr...

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Review from Totally Biased

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, In : English 
Published: February 3, 2017

Song previews always strike me as something very odd, since I’m no sure what their purpose is. But when I got a 5 minute preview of this, a 45 minute epic black metal song, now that seems to make sense. I was intrigued, wanted to know more. A few days later my review copy came in, and my God, I was not prepared.

First thing I have to say : this is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a full on assault on all senses, and it’s hard t...

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Review from Angry Metal Guy

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, February 6, 2017, In : English 
From: Angry Metal Guy
Published: February 5, 2017

Post-black has often struck me as expressing a decadent sort of misery, one which is more malaise than malice, an effeminate whimpering against the dying of the light. It seems to cry out to the God it vehemently denies exists and beg for a purpose, painting a bleak sort of hopelessness; a musical version of an off-brand Sartre, if you will. Like Sartre’s Roquentin1, post-black bands create to find a purpose, but they end up stuck...

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Mini Review from Toilet Ov Hell

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, February 6, 2017, In : English 
From: Toilet Ov Hell
Published: February 1, 2017
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*This is an article about Hypnotic Dirge Records.
Below is the section where the new Obitus album is discussed.
Click on "Original Link" above to read the full article

We’ve covered dark and foreboding misery, as well as powerful cathartic release. Now, it’s time for relentlessly oppressive hate and despair. Although the second full-length from Obitus is not out yet, the two short samples offer us a glimpse at the final product. Sla...

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 Released: February 16, 2017
500 Copies (250 through HDR)
Genre: Dystopian / Misanthropic
Black Metal