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Obscure Infinity- Perpetual Descending into Nothingness

Obscure Infinity
Perpetual Descending into Nothingness
by Danny Sanderson at 31 December 2014, 10:04 AM

Death Metal and Germany aren't exactly the most obvious of bedfellows. With the exception of bands like DEBAUCHERY, most people would be more likely to think of over the top Power Metal rather than the blood, gore and violence of Death Metal. There is, nonetheless, a strong Death Metal scene within Germany, with bands such as MORGOTH and FLESHCRAWL pre-dating even bands such as CANNIBAL CORPSE. OBSCURE INFINITY continues this tradition, playing a very fast and melodic form of Death Metal.

The short introductory track which kicks this album off, "Entering the Hall of Eternity," is a very melodic, twin guitar style piece, and sounds awesome. Then comes the first track on the album, "Sorcery of the Black Souls." This song is, again, very melodic, but has a slight Black Metal edge to it that sounds great. It's ferocious, and moves unrelentingly forward. The third song, "Expiration of the Lost" is another really fast, very ferocious piece of modern sounding Death Metal. The vast majority of the songs on this record stick to this formula and don't necessarily deviate too far from it, "The Uttermost Descend," "Into the Undertow," and "Descending into Nothingness" being great examples of this. However, their sound is very good, as is the musicianship, so having a few songs that sound similar to each other is quite forgivable in this case. When they do move away from their normal sound, they do manage to create some great songs. "A Forlorn Wanderer" is a great example of this. It has powerful drumming to it, and a slight air of Black Metal to it, especially with the chanted vocals, which work very well on this song. Likewise, the final song on this album, "Beyond Spheres and Time" is very good. At first it looks like it's going to be a standard fast Death Metal tune, but it eventually gives way to a really cool section in the middle with clean, almost acoustic guitars, which immediately lead into a brilliant guitar solo once it's done. Not many bands can switch smoothly between distorted and clean guitars, and more importantly, make it work and compliment the whole song.

This is far from the most original album that has been put out, but it is nonetheless a decent album. The more straight forward tracks are great, and the areas in which the band attempt to experiment with their sound are fantastic as well. If you have a Death Metal itch, then this might just be the album with which to scratch it with.

4 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Intro- Entering the Hall of Eternity
2. Sorcery of the Black Souls
3. Expiration of the Lost
4. The Uttermost Descend
5. A Forlorn Wanderer
6. Into the Undertow
7. Descending into Nothingness
8. From Odium to Disease
9. Beyond Spheres and Time
Lineup:
Pascal- Bass
Stefan- Guitars
Jules- Vocals
Thomas- Drums
Sascha- Guitars
Record Label: F.D.A Rekotz
     


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