Firstly where is this release on Bandcamp?
After the lightning quick EP, Obliteration (Nor) have released their first full length titled “Perpetual Decay” on Tyrant Syndicate Productions. Even before we begin, I really like the artwork, I like how the logo just disappears into the art. It is quite well done. As we open the cover of this coffin, we’re greeted with a blitzkrieg of riffs and drums that’ll unseat you right from the get go. Excellent pace of delivery here, there is no mercy, there isn’t any time left for the thought of mercy. Think of the late 80’s and early 90’s aggressive Florida death metal and add to it some Finnish precision and we pretty much have Obliteration’s sound nailed down.
No, there are absolutely no issues with what I’m listening to. The band is functioning as a multi cellular organism with a single aim to fuck shit up! Not bad right? Indeed. The riffs are razor sharp, the drumming is meticulous and the vocals fit right in. Now, I think I’ve just said that somewhere before and well there’s nothing beyond than that on the record. It is a good sounding record, well entertaining and absolutely a “Gig-Worthy” record that you’d go mental to. Unfortunately nothing else is happening here, all songs pretty much glue to a section of each other. Nothing’s really building up on anything or is even moving ahead.
It is a war in a predesignated territory and the band delivers beautifully in the zone they operate in. I’d have loved if the band pushed itself a little more and moved beyond the relentlessness. No songs actually build up to go anywhere, they meander around the militarised backbone and give you hell. To sum it up, it is a record really well made, the musicians are clearly giving everything that they can. Frankly it is an enjoyable record, to me though it’s good background death metal. I wouldn’t pick this out in a death metal line up to exclusively listen to it.
I would definitely go see this band live! It must be such a ball to thrash out to their music in a kickass pub!