Oblivion are a band from Los Angeles, California that plays a very technical form of death metal with some elements of progressive, black and thrash and this is a review of their 2013 album "Called To Rise" which was released by Unique Leaders.
"Oblivion Part 1: The Chant Of Tyrants" begins with distorted amp effects and melodic chanting which leads to some aggressive shouting and serves as an intro for the album.
"Black Veils of Justice" begins with some brutal guitar riffs and drums which lead up to some death metal growls and as the song moves on it starts adding in some technical elements as well as a brief use of high pitched screams and towards the end there are some brutal blast beats being utilized.
"Between Suns And Lights" begins with some brutal guitar riffs, blast beats and deep growls and after awhile high pitched screams make their way into the music along with some technical and melodic guitar riffing and in certain sections the music slows down for a few seconds and towards the end there is a brie f use of guitar solos and leads.
"Binary Souls" with a clean sound before adding in some heavy and technical guitar riffs along with some drums which lead up to some growls as well as some bass guitar leads and then the song speeds up in certain sections and adds in some screams before going into a slower direction before getting fast again and adding in some blast beats and guitar leads.
"Reclamation" begins with some heavy guitar and bass riffs before adding in blast beats and growls which also leads to the music getting more technical and adding in screams in certain sections of the song. and a minute later guitar solos and leads make their way into the song.
"Canon In E Minor" begins with some melodic and technical sounding guitar solos and leads and the song is all instrumental.
"Annunaki" begins with some dark and melodic guitar riffs before going into a heavier direction and adding in growls and blast beats along with more technical elements and black metal style screams and the song also slows down in certain sections of the song.
"Reigns in Fire" begins with some heavy and technical guitar riffs along with some drums which utilize some blast beats at times before adding in some growls and screams as well as some melody and powerful bass guitars in the slower parts of the song and as the song moves on there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads.
'Cancer Of Wraiths" begins with with some heavy guitar riffs which also utilize some technical elements and drums which lead to some screams and growls making their way into the music along with some melodic riffing and then t he song starts switching back and forth between slow and fast parts along with some blast beats in certain parts of the song.
'Multiverse" begins with some soft acoustic guitar playing which utilize finger picking and full chords and a few seconds later heavy and melodic guitar riffs make their way into the music along with some blast beats which leads up to some growls and screams making their presence known in the song and after awhile technical and melodic guitar leads start coming in and out of the song as well as the music slowing down in certain sections.
"Oblivion Part 2: Infinite Descent" begins with some guitar riffs, drums and melodic chanting and the music gets more heavier and dark as time goes on by as well as adding in some powerful bass guitars.
"Black Veils Of Justice (Instrumental Version)" has all of the same parts as the regular song but no vocals are being utilized.
Shred I: Multiverse begins with some violins and orchestra and this song is more of an instrumental classical piece.
"Shred II: Long Deaf hate" is another instrumental classical piece that utilizes a string orchestra along with some aggressive sounding violins.
"Multiverse (String version)" is another classical piece which utilizes violins and orechestra's but also a dds in some heavy drums and blast beats as well as some death metal growls a nd black metal screams.
Song lyrics cover Alternative History, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Oblivion are a very great sounding brutal and technical death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Veils of Justice" "Binary Souls" and "Annunaki". RECOMMENDED BUY.