OBSCURITY - TENKTERRA - SMP
The 666th Obscurity to roam this planet earth is here and with an album that truly delivers in every respect. Be it speed, heaviness, brutality or bestial Germanic vocals this unlikely group hits hard and with precision. Obscurity has the added benefit of an improbable catchiness that sets the band apart. Fans of Impaled Nazarene, Dawn and even Slayer will really dig this incredible release.
Notwithstanding the incredible music let us take a moment to address the sheer stupidity of sending out promotional releases which are disrupted by silly anti-piracy announcements which ever minute or so proclaim the band’s name, release name and date and so forth. Labels like SMP have to realize that alienating and annoying one’s promotional arm i.e. the press is self-defeating. They have to realize, but of course, they will not. After all, the music industry will do anything and everything in its power to shoot itself in the foot. Once it has done that it will reload and shoot again. Metal Blade, AFM, Nukie Blast, etc. have all tried this scheme and sales have fallen so why would anyone think it will work differently for them? No clue - and neither does the label. - Ali “The Metallian”