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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.38 | 226 ratings

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5 stars No. This isn't accessible in the slightest, as a matter of fact I'm pretty sure only people that enjoy the heaviest of metal could possibly enjoy this record due to how raw it is. With that said, there's facts that simply can't be denied. Obscura, much like other death metal records like Symbolic, was essential and influential to the genre.

Obscura could the considered the first proper technical death metal masterpiece. It took all the risks possible by going all out on instrumentation and song structure complexity, often recurring to dissonance and atonality. The album has a very raw sound which I assume was acquired from a possibly low-budget, which makes it sound much heavier and embracing than the modern crap you hear on the genre that sounds like a computer.

This record, as brutal as it is, is incredibly soulful and recognizable. And add up the fact that it completely changed the genre with its manic time signature changes and hyperactive song structures. This record isn't for the faint-hearted, but it's for sure for those who wish to possess the most essential metal records. Five Stars.

Nhelv | 5/5 |


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