Each year, I like to take a step back and look at the prior year’s releases in Metal music, to try and sort through them and find an album or two that I really enjoy. Last year was an amazing success, introducing me to a number of new bands that I very much enjoy. Let’s take a look at what is in store for this year in Death Metal February!
Obliteration is a strong enough band. I love the music and the songs stand strong on their own. I do have a problem, however, with the unproduced and echoing sounds. Its clearly a much more extreme form of metal than I normally enjoy, which is fine. Again, their music is really fantastic, a bit slow, chunky, and grinding somewhere between Sludge and Heavy Metal – Clearly a Death Metal album through and through. The vocals are much closer to spoken word
Recommended Tracks: Orb and Eldrich Summons are both great, even if Orb is only 1:43 seconds.
The songs are good, and the tone is fine, but the grating, death metal vocals just kick me out of really calling this one great.
Once again, we step into a solidly Death Metal band that just does good, solid death metal. The vocalist has so much grumble and growl, with that unfinished sound typical of the genre. I love the higher tuned guitar, as it stands out nicely from the rest of the deep, dark, band. Its a really cool listen. The Vocals aren’t nearly as unfinished or echoing as Oblivion, so that is a solid plus for me. Overall, its a fairly standard and enjoyable
Recommended Tracks:Vengeance Spectrale and Hécatombe II
They are good, no doubt, but its not my type of metal. That said, I can rock out to them if they are on, and I wouldn’t actively turn them off!
Ok. So, I’m just going to get out here and say this. My notes for this album start with “Jesus Christ am I happy that is over” and continues with words like “
Recommended Tracks: I cannot do that to anyone. I can’t tell them apart anyway.
Surprising no one, I do not like this album. I recommend nothing from it and can barely call it music. Man.
Recommended tracks: Lament; Come, Become, To Be
Its strong, powerful and the type of Death Metal that I really enjoy. While its not my everyday, Its a good album.
Until next time!