Man this rips. I've heard some criticism on the vocal front, but I'm glad he doesn't sound like every other gurgling knuckle-dragger out there. I think it's refreshing and emotive and I just can't stop listening.
What the fuck is this insanity? Old school death metal with seriously great deranged singing. Kyle Shaw -- hats off to you for this performance. This album keeps getting better the more I listen - always a good sign.
Favorite track: All Innocence Burns Here.
After impressing with their 2018 demo, 'Sermon to the Snake', Obscene make their LP debut with a renewed sense of ruthless aggression in 'The Inhabitable Dark'. They entered Earth Analog Studios in Tolono, IL in summer of 2018 to lay down 8 tracks of death metal fury. Not adhering to any sort of 'caveman' or 'cavernous' trend in the current climate, this album harkens back to the early FL and Dutch death metal scene as well as nods to U.K., Scandinavia, New York, touches of vicious thrash and riff oriented traditional heavy metal to go along with an unhinged acidic vocal style. Artwork provided by cult artist and legendary great, Mark Riddick in one of his best works. Come with Obscene down in the Inhabitable Dark!
released June 12, 2020
Art by Mark Riddick
Layout by Magnus Legrand
Engineered by Carl Byers at Earth Analog Studios in Tolono, IL
Mixed by Carl Byers at Clandestine Arts Recording
Mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower Studios
Piano in 'The Inhabitable Dark' by Michael Morgan
Brandon Howe - Drums
Michael Morgan - Guitar
Roy Hayes - Bass
Kyle Shaw - Vocals