Top 5 Reasons Why New Obituary is Worth Your Time and Money
Obituary has once again managed to execute a full-length album that captures soul-crushing melodies with hypnotic melodies and deadly rhythmic precision. The Floridian group’s death metal signature techniques are fervent as ever; the band has a knack for balancing those primitive riffs ala Frozen In Time with some fascinating solo work. I’m gonna make this short and sweet, because you’ve got music to listen to:
- Bask in the echo of Tardy’s glorious vox.
- John Tardy’s vocal abilities are like a fine cabernet. He not only seems to get better with age, but he gets stronger, bolder, and fuller in sound.
- ALL OF THE DIVE BOMBS.
- “Sentence Day” is far and away the best song on the album. I would say skip “Brave,” but “Brave” is the first song and boy will it kick your ass into overdrive.
- Half of these songs are “Throwback Thursday” material..
- At least if you’re into Frozen in Time. Sometimes, the riffs in “Kneel Before Me” and “It Lives” didn’t really evolve past “Redneck Stomp Parts 2 and 3,” which were frustrating for me because I’m always craving something new from this band. But Obituary livens up enough songs with flashy solos and progressive rhythms that it doesn’t damage the album in a detrimental way.
- When they do play around with rhythm, it’s done beautifully.
- “End It Now” has this emphatic three-beat that distinguishes itself from the rest of the album, making it one of the more memorable songs on the album.
- The music video for “Ten Thousand Ways to Die” is AWESOME.
- In all honesty, if I had heard the song before seeing the video, I don’t think I would have enjoyed this song as much. But now every time I hear that song all I can picture are animated versions of the band dog-piling on a moped to escape zombies.