Obliveon
Nemesis


4.0
excellent

Review

by Sapertime USER (6 Reviews)
April 11th, 2013 | 26 replies


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Tasty thrash-death from ’93 with in your face vocals and mid-paced progressive musicianship.

Formed in 1987, from Canada, Obliveon have been discharging some tasty thrash death metal that has evolved throughout the years. On their debut lp From This Day Forward they created an album with abstract atmosphere and obscurities, whereas with Nemesis we have more of an upfront assault of riffs and the production is quite different in that, due to the ‘upfrontness’, everything is more clear in sound and is less draining. The production switch doesn’t change the quality of what Obliveon are presenting; rather, it fits the music better. It’s worthy to note that the vocals of Bruno Bernier play a major role into Nemesis’ sound. He has a tasty mid-range to high range and his voice sits perfectly high in the mix which adds greatly to the feel of this record. In “Dynamo”, which is a varying track ranging from mid-chugs to technical alternate picking, his voice adds quite a bit of filth and grim to the movements which gives the track the needed push to impress the conviction of displacing riffs. The guitar work is clear and concise and doesn’t linger in the same riffing pattern for too long. The compositions aren’t perfect since they can feel like they’re going the motions from time to time and they don’t always feel as aggressive as they should. With this I mean they seem to have a struggle between groove and aggression but they strike the middle ground good enough. “Factory of Delusions” is a fantastic progressive track which has several different feels to it ranging from dissonant solo leads, triplet riff patterns, progressive tremolo builds, and harmonizing quick transitions. While Obliveon may have not created aggressive-pulsating tracks like Pestilence, they do dominate the mid-paced thrash-death style quite well and were among the pioneers of its time. With Nemesis you’ll be taken back the heart and soul of 1993’s thrash-death movement and should be left with something memorable and special.



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facupm
April 11th 2013


8616 Comments


this or from this day forward?

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
April 11th 2013


20158 Comments


fuck yea nice to see this reviewed.

Digging: Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050

Athom
Staff Reviewer
April 11th 2013


17231 Comments


you just became my favorite person on the site for reviewing this

CaptainDooRight
April 11th 2013


30335 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sweet album and nice review dude, pos'd

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
April 11th 2013


20158 Comments


i like from this day forward better but this rules too

oltnabrick
April 11th 2013


31601 Comments


this album is m/

bloc
April 11th 2013


35024 Comments


I'll be checking this out.

I just recently heard From This Day Forward.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
April 11th 2013


20158 Comments


I think my favorite song on this is Frosted Avowals


oltnabrick
April 11th 2013


31601 Comments


Dynamo is my fav

DrHouseSchuldiner
April 11th 2013


5643 Comments


Pos'd i should check this!

CaptainDooRight
April 11th 2013


30335 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

love the vox on dis


tempest--
April 11th 2013


14636 Comments


Really need to listen to this band.

CaptainDooRight
April 11th 2013


30335 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

m/


Geadom
April 11th 2013


2839 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes, yes, review everything i will never fucking review due to laziness / lack of time.

Have a pos. Great album, but feels a LOOOOT same-y in a lot of spots.

CoolNewGuy
April 12th 2013


140 Comments


Nice review!

Artuma
April 12th 2013


16034 Comments


paragraphs dude, paragraphs

otherwise good review

Digging: Taake - Stridens hus

Geadom
April 23rd 2013


2839 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

LETS CALL IT
"DYNAMO"
THE ENERGY, THE ELECTRICITYYYY

LETS CALL IT
"DYNAMOOOOO"
INFINITY, THE OMNIPOTENCYYYYY

CaptainDooRight
April 23rd 2013


30335 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dude haha so hard bro such a memorable moment

Geadom
April 23rd 2013


2839 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album brings the DNNND NDNND NDNNDNN DNND so hard.
A shame its a lil bit hard to digest, but this shit sounds siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiickk

CaptainDooRight
April 23rd 2013


30335 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't think it's hard but that's just me. This is more straightforward than the first and I think the first is more of a challenge which the production adds to that challenge



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