Review: Obscene – Sermon to the Snake

Posted: January 7, 2018 in Reviews
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The debut recording from Indianapolis death metal squad Obscene is dropping on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions in early January, and it is a repressing of their cassette release ‘Sermon to the Snake’.

The gloom pervading the opener ‘Body of Tears’ is somewhat not what I was expected, but it is welcome. I mean, most death metal bands go straight for the one dimensional jugular attack on their debut, and while Obscene could definitely be accused of that, there is a murk here that is very endearing. Musically you get vibes of Immolation or the maddening howl of Obituary. ‘Shadow Burial’ is very doomy, with heavy low end rumbling from deep in the abysses of hell. This doesn’t fall into any safe category; not ‘old school death metal’, nor the hyper active modern tech death. This is, well, just DEATH metal and that is perfectly fine with me.

‘Sermon to the Snake’ isn’t your standard death metal EP. Taking from cues from the greats but forging their own path, Obscene look to stand out by being as true to the basics of the genre as they can. This is simply frantic, heavy as fuck metal, played with heart and feeling. Just what we all need sometimes.

https://www.facebook.com/obsceneDM

https://obscenedeathmetal.bandcamp.com/releases

http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/

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