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The Grotesque Presage

Canada Country of Origin: Canada

The Grotesque Presage
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Release Date: 2010
Label: Self Released
Genre: Black, Death
1. Blastocyst Assassination
2. Indoctrinated
3. The Apocrypha
4. Seeds Of Desecration
5. Divine Sedition
6. The Rebirth
7. Poison Of The Pious
8. Apologue Of The Wicked
9. The Grotesque Presage
10. Slaves To The Resistance

Review by JD on August 22, 2010.

Metal from the Canadian Maritimes province of Nova Scotia surprised me. You expect music like Celtic tinged jigs and all of those sea ferrying type of songs that have been around for generations of sailors but getting some big time Brutal Death Metal was something else? It is a surprise, yes, but a good surprise to have unleashed on me.

Mixing the very heart fire and fury of Death Metal with this darker feeling stylization of Thrash, Obsydian comes at you like a nuclear battleship against a unarmed dingy full of bunnies. It is sort of a bastardized amalgamation of the power of Carcass meeting Overkill with a thread of Tank flowing through it for good measures. This amazing collection of influences that makes the band’s sound that much more larger than it might be.

Each track is brutal and intriguing all at once. The fact that this grouping of musicians that are talented as hell just adds fuel to the fire. The are the band that just might be the next Metallica. With the right management and a wee bit of luck that will be the key to how far they could get.

They have all of the talent and drive... add in a dash more time to mature as a band then Metallica will have to be looking over their shoulder. Obsydian is ready to take the reigns of the metallic metal masters and it will be taking it by force. They are in training right now and they are close to finishing at the top of the class.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 9
Atmosphere: 8.5
Production: 8
Overall: 8.5

Rating: 8.4 out of 10