Obliveon
From This Day Forward


4.5
superb

Review

by Aaron Arneson CONTRIBUTOR (108 Reviews)
October 20th, 2012 | 147 replies | 4,499 views


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Metal so good it must have come from outer space. From this day forward you will listen to this absolute gem of an album.

Something about Obliveon really stands out in a fantastic way. It’s almost as if the obscure technical thrash/death band came straight from another planet. Although they are a thrash band, they are certainly progressive and have a highly original sound. They are very similar to Death and Atheist at times, even though they often lean more towards a thrash sound. I’m not sure why they aren’t more famous because they are true masters of their craft and their 1990 debut From This Day Forward is a brilliant album in just about every way imaginable.

A prime example of the band’s hidden talent is found in the sublime instrumental track ‘Access to the Acropolis’. Judging by the album cover, the band wanted to incorporate outer space into their sound, and they surely succeed on the out of this world instrumental. It starts with beautiful spacey guitar notes, but once the drums kick into full force the song becomes unstoppable. The drums are highly technical and almost indescribable at times. The guitars are no different and sound very reminiscent of Atheist sometimes and there is definitely some Jazz influence to be heard. As impressive as the instrumental track is, the vocalist is also one of the band’s greatest strengths. He sounds great on songs like ‘Imminent Regenerator’ and the title track, as he lets out some of his harshest vocals. He may not have the most aggressive growls, but his vocals don’t sound forced and just fit naturally with the music.

Obliveon are so good at what they do that most of these songs could stand on their own without the vocalist. Although some songs sound similar, the technical drumming and proficient guitars are so over the top that there’s hardly a dull moment. Any fans of technical thrash or death metal in the vein of Atheist or Death will find a lot of enjoyment listening to Obliveon’s debut From This Day Forward. It may not be the most impressive album I’ve heard in the genre, but it’s pretty damn close.



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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012



19464 Comments


sooo good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgYSs9clDDs "access to the acropolis"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpmjvV1dGH8&feature=related "imminent regenerator"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SznX1oWhGk "title track"

Digging: The Who - Tommy

MichaelSnoxall
October 20th 2012



12163 Comments


Album needed a review. Auto pos.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012



19464 Comments


thanks haha yeah pretty short review but hopefully it will convince people to check this out.

MichaelSnoxall
October 20th 2012



12163 Comments


Review's short, but effective.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012



19464 Comments


Alright cool!

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
October 20th 2012



4382 Comments


I have this album on vinyl. I used to work at a vinyl record store and one of my coworkers told me it was a good prog metal band from Canada. It was a pretty sweet listen. Nice job on reviewing this, POS'd.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012



19464 Comments


Oh nice that would be sweet to work at a record store and thanks man.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012



20007 Comments


Great review Atari, pos'd.

Band rules.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012



19464 Comments


thanks man

Madbutcher3
October 20th 2012



1081 Comments


Album is awesome. Review is good, pos'd.

Ovrot
October 20th 2012



10468 Comments


great album
auto-pos

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menawati
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012



15800 Comments


will have to check this one out

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012



19464 Comments


Yeah, a big thanks goes out to skeletorissatan for putting this on his recent thrash list.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012



19464 Comments


Yeah I noticed that haha

ViralOblivion
October 20th 2012



7679 Comments


Ill have to check this out

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012



19464 Comments


Do it man, listen to more than just one song though to get a feel for the album ;)

ViralOblivion
October 20th 2012



7679 Comments


Ill download it and listen to it haha

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012



19464 Comments


cool let me know what you think

CaptainDooRight
October 20th 2012



28353 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hell yeah bro ur reving some sweet shii

I know I have this somewhere on my comp, gotta listen again hard

Pos'daskellgasans

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InbredJed
October 20th 2012



5612 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

excited to check this out!




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