Sunday, August 28, 2011

Obtained Enslavement/Soulblight/Napalm Records/1999 CD Review

Obtained Enslavement where a band from Norway that played a very dark and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 1999 album "Soulblight" which was released by Napalm REcords.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times, while the synths bring a very dark, epic and atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast dark/black metal riffs that are very melodic sounding at times, while the lead guitars are very melodic and epic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some mournful cries being thrown in at times as well as a small use of deep growls being used on one song, while the lyrics cover darkness and witchcraft, as for the production it has a very strong, professional and powerful sound to it.

In my opinion Obtained Enslavement where a very good dark/atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Dark Night Of Souls" "Soulblight" and "The Goddess Lake

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