Obsolete Theory are a band from Italy that plays a very atmospheric form of post black metal with elements of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Mudness" which will be released in June by My Kingdom Music.
Water sounds, spoken words and whispers start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with some clean vocals also being used at times and synths are also mixed into the heavier sections of the songs.
A great amount of high pitched black metal screams can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while all of the tracks a re very long and epic in length along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody as well as some death metal growls also being utilized at times and the slower sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of doom metal elements.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling and some songs also add in a small amount of acoustic guitars and as the album progresses the music starts incorporating more elements of post black metal.
Obsolete Theory plays a musical style that takes atmospheric post black metal and mixes it with elements of doom and death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Misanthropy and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Obsolete Theory are a very great sounding doom influenced atmospheric post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Six Horses of Death" and "Sirius Blood". 8 out of 10.