The Oslo-based hardcore/metal act Oberst blends their many influences seamlessly into a unique sound, be it hardcore, post metal, progressive metal and rock. Their huge, warm and atmospheric riffs meet hectic, catchy elements driven by intense and at times manic vocals. The band is now back with a second single titled "Vagabonds", off their debut album to be released early 2020.
The band has commented: "Vagabonds is probably the most accessible and catchy song on the album, even though the theme of it revolves around heavy concepts like fleeing and persecution. The verse has a really cool and gritty country- vibe, probably a little inspired by bands like Baroness, while the chorus is a big and memorable anthem.
Originally formed around the mutual interest in music rather than any particular genre, the band later found common ground in bands like Mastodon, Baroness, Converge and Cult of Luna. However, influences that are unique to each of the members has become just as defining, ranging from classic rock and jazz to modern pop.