MetalBite Review by JD on 12/19/2010
Norway is usually the home for truly wicked Black Metal, but it also put out some very biting and brutal Death Metal - although sadly, the country is not known for it. I think it is something to do with the frozen wastelands, jagged rocky peaks and a population of very tough people that have moulded the county into a extreme metal powerhouse.
is one of those Death Metal type of onslaughts that could be mistaken for having a side order of Black Metal by some because of the force of the music. It is clear they play Death Metal at its despotic best. With strong yet ruthlessly heavy music and some gutturally insanely growling vocals, Obliteration
explores the boundaries of metal and they smashe them whenever and wherever they damned well wanted to.
With lyrics that would gross out Rob Zombie
and frighten the living crap out of Stephen King,Obliteration
powers through each of the four tracks with sadistic pleasure. Strong and frighteningly heavy guitars and completely nasty bass lines make the whole experience a metallic rapture. This is what I would call Death Metal being at its savage zenith, where art and ferocity meets, and leaves a trail of bloody entrails in its wake.
It is so obvious, that Obliteration
has become like their idols Cannibal Corpse
. Like the Corpse
lads, this band is now leading the pack of the new Death Metal scene to their right for world conquest. It is not far from the truth that these guys have only scratched the surface of what they can do. They have put out other albums since this one was released. I am going to find these other albums as fast as I can, because this EP only barely wets my appetite. It was a very pleasant surprise.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8.8 out of 10