OBLITERATION - Cenotaph Obscure (LP)
Standard Black vinyl 12"LP.
This title is recommended by Jernverket, the no1 Rock and Metal podcast in Norway.
OBLITERATION – Cenotaph Obscure "Cenotaph Obscure is the fourth album from Norway's death metal custodians OBLITERATION. Following their now classic Nekropsalms (2009) and the harrowing Black Death Horizon (2013), the latest offering further expands on the quartet's trademark sound; lead heavy oldschool death metal with distinct flavours of both doom and black metal.
Inventive yet never difficult to grasp, technical without wankery and obscure without being diffuse, OBLITERATION are masters at their craft. Cenotaph Obscure was recorded in Studio Cobra, Stockholm with Martin "Konie" Ehrencrona at the helm, lending the album an organic yet in your face production. In perfect keeping with the music, the lyrics deal with dystopic, apocalyptic themes, extinct civilizations and interdimensional portals etc. With Cenotaph Obscure, OBLITERATION cement their status as leaders in the Norwegian death metal scene, delivering a grizzly yet flawless monument to Death metal the way it was meant to be; obscure, ominous and unpredictable." - Einar Sjursø ( Virus, Infernö. Duplicate Records).
"After five years of waiting, "Cenotaph Obscure" is finally on the record shelves. Obliteration delivers agressive, dissonant and atmospheric death metal that ranges from slow and gloomy to necksnapping and blistering. The band has taken the best of the best from death metal's history, seasoned with a pinch of doom, thrash, black, hardcore punk and psych. The production is brilliant and makes way for each instrument. Obliteration has excelled themselves as musicians and songwriters, and released one of the best albums of 2018.
"Cenotaph Obscure" is a journey, and is best enjoyed in its entirety. Otherwise you could end up looking over your shoulder, afraid to turn out the lights."
- Helle Stenkløv, Jernverket
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