Obitus are a band from Sweden that plays a very misanthropic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Slaves Of The Vast Machine" which will be released in February as a joint effort between Hypnotic Dirge and Black Plague Records.
A very distorted sound starts off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats as well as introducing high pitched black metal screams onto the recording and the riffing also brings in a small amount of melody at times.
Deeper vocals can be heard briefly and the only track on this album is over 45 minutes in length and also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the song also sticks to a very heavy sound from beginning to ending of the recording.
Obitus plays a style of black metal that is very fast, raw and misanthropic but done in a more modern style, the production sounds very dark yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics cover misanthropic and anti human themes.
In my opinion Obitus are a very great sounding misanthropic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. 8 out of 10.