MetalBite Review by JD on 2/27/2015
I have heard a few good bands from the island of Crete, actually very exceptional bands like the black metallers Cursed Within
and power dealers Fading Reality
. The main fact of why I like a bands from there is: they tend to follow their own ways of fashioning their own sounds. Obzerv
is one of these Crete based bands that are unique as hell, and yet still keep it accessible.
Combining hardcore, thrash, blastbeats and some wicked metalcore - Obzerv
throws in amazing musicianship and impressive recording values to create a heavy yet melodic tapestry of pure metallic goodness. They still have amazing and memorable melodic riffs, but the caustic mixing of some real heavy styles still creates hard assed music.
I was impressed by the lyrics mostly, as they were intelligent and yet held the truth in them. Harshly rasped vocals gave Obzerv
an extra level of heaviness that heightened the listening pleasure. At times the vocals were almost spitting phosphorous venom as they weaved tales of disgust and anger and inner hatred. Songs like 'You Coward' and 'Fratricide' all pummel your senses while they match up in feeding your mind.
I usually do not like metalcore but with Obzerv
is not all about that. They bring that very elusive melody into a very harsh, nonconformist explosion of music and it seems to me that I see Obzerv
ís star has only begun to rise in the metal world. They have the tools to rule the extreme metal world - time will end up teaching how to use them. Brutal is not only a word, but a verb and the term is Obzerv
Rating: 9.5 out of 10