Obliteration - Cenotaph Obscure LP
OBLITERATION (Norway) - Cenotaph Obscure (2018) Black vinyl. This is the fourth full-length 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 Old School 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.
OBLITERATION is one of a handful of modern Death Metal bands that manage to strike a good balance between reverence for the Old-School and the desire to carve their own path. But they also walk a tightrope between hooks and progression, and between aggression and atmosphere. This makes them one of the most compelling and important Death Metal bands making records today. -Decibel Magazine
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. **originally published on darkdescentrecords.com written by Einar Sjursø** ** This is the official Dark Descent LP version, under license from Indie Recordings (Norway) - Dark Descent Records – DDR222LP