I feel resigned to my fate as I slowly understand my impending 33:57 minutes of boredom. Obliteration inflicts exactly this disposition with their new album 'Perpetual Decay'.
Obliteration plays extremely boring, old school death metal, complete with the driest vocals I have heard in a long while. I suppose it’s meant to be brutal, but it never becomes so. It’s just rehashed ideas mainly, so rehashed, in fact, that my toes never really uncurled during this awful listen. Just chew on this song title and you’ll get my drift: ‘Sadistic Necroabortion’… sigh. And all of the titles are similarly embarrassing. I’m just glad I didn’t get any lyrics with this album.
The closest thing I can compare this with is Hypocrisy’s ‘Penetralia’, which to be honest is a much better listen. A close guess may also be Banished and Darkthrone. Obliteration delivers classic midtempo death metal with interspersed sluggish grinding parts in concert. Also, a distinct feature of this production is the bass that dominates to the point of displeasure.
I’m not to keen on recommending this to anyone, but I actually know people that would love this kind of conservative metal. So this might be a bad review, but someone will probably find some sort of hidden quality eluding me. And to you guys: Happy drumming on ye olde leather trousers.