Obscure Verses For The Multiverse
Review by Adam M on November 12, 2013.
Inquisition plays a galactic and intense form of Black Metal that is a very welcome change to what is normally heard from the genre. There are moments of spacey splendor followed by cataclysmic riffs that tear the foundation of the universe. Despite a focus on aggression, there is an addictive quality to the somewhat out of the norm approach of this band. Patterns of riffs will become engrained in the listener’s head long after listening.
The band recalls the likes of recent Immortal work with the almost thrash-driven riffs that still stay completely within the Black Metal universe. The band is equally tight in their instrumental performances and there is very little to fault with this album from this standpoint. However, there is a tendency, as with Immortal, for the songs to sound slightly too similar to one another. This makes for an album that isn’t perhaps as distinctive as some other quality metal albums, but one that certainly packs a huge punch in terms of overall delivery. I believe "Obscure Verses For The Multiverse" is a satisfying improvement over their previous opus and has enough moments of instrumental bliss to please any fan of the Black Metal genre. One will notice that the riffs venture off into more distorted territories from time to time and this adds to the overall sound of the outfit.
In terms of late additions to the year for the Heavy Metal genre, this will be one of the highlights. There are no true highlights with the album; all of the songs are worthwhile. Black Metal lovers will be absolutely enamored with "Obscure Verses For The Multiverse".
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8.6 out of 10