Review from Infernal Masquerade

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 4, 2021 Under: English
From: Infernal Masquerade
Published: February 1, 2021

Hailing from Tunisia, today we have a very unique and aurally abusive outfit: Omination. Dropping their third full-length release, “NRG”, this band delivers one hell of an expansive sound that incorporates elements of traditional Funeral Death/Doom Metal with some more cinematic and experimental endeavors.

Unleashing an eerie and ritualistic aural assault with “Crossing the Burned Wasteland”, the band sets a very punishing and intriguing atmosphere. This oppressive atmosphere is further explored with the monolithic onslaughts of “Apocalyptic Ignis Fatuus”, a very powerful track featuring hellish atmospheric elements and potent distorted guitars. The band’s drums, which seem to be programmed, at times give the music a certain industrial edge that classes at times with their atmospheric context, but at the same time creates a very unique and aurally confusing experience, like on “Last Trisagion”.

One of the most unique elements in this release are the superbly creepy clean vocals and their pairing alongside growls and choral arrangements. Tracks like “Necropolis, the Backbone” are downright disturbing (in a great way) and make the band clearly stand out from others. The release smooths into more traditional Funeral Death/Doom territories with expertly crafted pieces like “The Sword that came out of His Mouth”, “The Sword that came out of His Mouth”, and the desolate (and our favorite) “Unto the Ages of Ages”.

Closing with the 20-minute epic “The New Golgotha Repvbliq” and a cover of Skepticism’s “Nothing”, the band ends a very moody and chilling release on a high note. We particularly enjoy that Omination sounds exactly like no other band, yes there are some influences, but their sound is truly unique and crushing. If you enjoy Funeral Death/Doom Metal and are not a genre purist, “NGR” is one hell of a release that will keep you in a trance for almost 90 minutes!

Rating: 92/100

In : English 

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 Released: February 5, 2021
Genre: Apocalyptic Funeral Doom Metal