Friday, September 16, 2011

Ordo Obsidium/Orbis Tetris/Eisenwald/2011 CD Review

Ordo Obsidium are a band from San Francisco that plays a very dark and sorrowful form of black metal with some funeral doom influences being thrown in at times and this is a review of their 2011 album "Orbis Tetris" which was released by Eisenwald.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that came out of the guitars and at times they sound very powerful, as for the synths which are only used briefly they have a dark ambient feel which sounds good when mixed in with the funeral doom riffing.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast black metal riffs that are very raw and melodic at times while the slower riffing is classic sounding funeral doom while the lead guitars are very dark and distorted sounding guitar leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to enhance the darkness of the music.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some deep death/doom metal growls being thrown in at times, while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, as for the production it has a very dark and somewhat of a raw feel to it.

In my opinion Ordo Obsidium are a very good raw and primitive black metal band with a funeral doom edge, and if you are looking for a band that combines these styles together, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into The Gates Of Madness" and "Emptiness Under The Moon". RECEMMONDED BUY.

No comments:

Post a Comment