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OBZIDIAN - Same - CASKET  
Finally folks, something listenable from Casket Music. After hearing a dozen mallcore shite albums from this label in the last several years Obzidian is a genuine surprise. The band is not an elite saviour of heavy metal or anything, but the listener is spared unbridled nü horse manure at least. Obzidian is a band with a dichotomy. The band’s two sides are, by and large, called Slayer and Black Sabbath. Half the music picks up Sabbath’s seminal riffs and twists them around; the other half takes Slayer and clones it into its songs. Aside from the recognizable riffs the repetitions make the songs seem longer than they necessarily should be and this is only a mini-CD, although it lasts over forty minutes. Nevertheless, the overuse of the same riff after the same riff points toward a lack of fully baked ideas. The dichotomy also extends into the vocals department where both clean vocals and growls intermix and take turns on certain songs. The band is clearly both influenced by hard rock and heavy metal and more underground sounds. Incidentally, wait for the funny banter before the live songs at the CD’s end. - Anna Tergel




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