Xaos Oblivion are a duo from Poland that plays a musical style they describe as being 'necro ritual carpathian black metal' and this is a review of their 2016 album "Rituals From The Cold Grave" which was released by Lower Silesian Stronghold.
A very raw, dark and lo-fi black metal sound starts off the album along with some grim screams and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music is more rooted in the mid 90's era of black metal and some of the slower riffs bring in a touch of doom metal while some songs also bring in a small amount of melody and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording while the vocals also sound very ritualistic at times and the album remains very heavy and raw from beginning to ending of the recording and only a small amount of guitar solos or leads are utilized on the album.
Xaos Oblivion plays a style of black metal that is very grim, raw and ritualistic sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness, Occultism and Paganism themes.
In my opinion Xaos Oblivion are a very great sounding raw and necro black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cursed Legend" and "Madness From The Tombs". 8 out of 10.