The Obscene are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being an old school form of death metal with elements of grindcore and black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Architects Of Deliverance" which was released by UKEM Records.
The album starts out with a very heavy and brutal old school death metal sound along with growls, screams and blast beats as well as a mixture of slow and fast parts as well as the vocals using some grim black metal elements as well as a small amount of hardcore style shouts.
As the album progresses it sticks to school death metal sound while also using other influences while also adding in melody, solos and slam elements and at times the bass guitars sound very powerful and the music keeps adding in more brutality as time goes on by and on one of the songs a brief use of spoken word parts are added in and on the last song acoustic guitars are utilized.
On this album The Obscene pick up where they left off with their previous recording and this album remains true to their old school death metal sound while still having elements of grindcore and black metal.
Song lyrics cover dark, violent and anti religion themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, old school and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from The Obscene and if you are a fan of old school death/grind, you should enjoy this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Spawned From Ignorance" "Dreaming the Obscure" "The Heretic's Fork" and "The Man, The Martyr". 8/5 out of 10.