Review by JD on November 25, 2012.
The UK is one of the major places in metal history. Many of todays acts can trace themselves and their music to Britain and their huge roll in making and shaping metal what it is today. A new crop of metallers are now coming out of the UK, to carve out their own sort of path in the ever growing scene we all know and love.
Obzidian plays an exciting hybrid of intricate Progressive Thrash, savage and very sadistic Death Metal that has added in a whole lot of melodies that come straight from all of the NWOBHM. All that is bound together with the bands passion for the music. What comes out is a metallic tour-de-force that the UK needs to be aware of and embrace.
With only one short song on the whole album, seems like Obzidian is wanting to give you your monies worth. I love almost every last track that was on this CD, but it was the sixteen minute plus song 'Blood Soaked Tears' that is the one that surprised me - as it never got boring or tedious and evoked many emotions that were accented by massive amounts of headbanging as well. It is class all the way through, each harmonies blended into one solid song.
Obzidian has been broken up and reunited a few times over the years, and that seem to just fuel them to bigger and better stuff when they came back together. They are now a solid line up and are ready to march across the globe to bring their brand of metal to the Banger Nation of the world.
Every metal fanatic should rejoice, as Obzidian now are offering up such a tasty bloodfeast of music.
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Rating: 8.7 out of 10