Obliteration
Perpetual Decay


4.5
superb

Review

by Hawks USER (91 Reviews)
September 1st, 2015 | 51 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Where it all started for these Scandinavians.

When most people think of the metal scene from Norway, there's a good chance that the first thing that comes to mind is the infamous second wave black metal scene and all the crazy things that came along with it. However, there's a particular band from those parts that are leading the charge of the modern death metal scene along with bands such as Ulcerate, Funebrarum, and Hooded Menace, and their name is Obliteration.

These guys really started gaining attention with their 2009 album Nekropsalms and also their newest album Black Death Horizon and with good reason. Both albums take the old-school approach of face melting death metal mixed with some filth drenched doom metal as the guys from Autopsy and Incantation perfected in the 90's. Perpetual Decay is Oblitetation's debut album and while you might not think its quite on the level of the others, it's honestly not far behind at all and it's just another reason to think that these guys are leading the pack in terms of post-2000 death metal bands.

This album is more focused on the death metal side of things and there isn't too many slow doom-esque moments to be found here to be honest. What it does do, however, is riff harder than the other two albums. You'll undeniably realize that Perpetual Decay is a lot faster than the others and even tighter. The production isn't as murky, but also isn't completely clean like you would hear on let's say a moder tech death album. The doom still shows up every once in a while, but the main thing that this does is pound you straight into the depths of hell for the entire 34 minute experience and that's just as good. The vocals are fantastic as well, sounding like a more guttural version of Corpsegrinder from Cannibal Corpse fame.

If you're a fan of old school death metal and haven't heard these guys yet then this would be a great place to start. All of Obliteration's albums have different things to offer and every one of them is worth your time. Riff lovers everywhere will most likely want to start here and work your way through to the others. Being that this is just a debut only goes to show that Obliteration are one of the top death metal bands of the modern scene, if not the very best.



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Hawks
September 1st 2015


44643 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

So yeah, this needed a review hard. m/

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TheCrocodile
September 1st 2015


2197 Comments


Will check. The doomy aspect of the other two releases are my least favourite aspects of the other two albums. Coo review. m/

MoosechriS
September 1st 2015


5704 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cool review hawks dude, pos'd. Yeah this needed a thread to bump m/ you can never have too much obliteration

emester
September 1st 2015


7468 Comments


m/m/m/m/m/m/m/m/m/m/m/m/m/m/

Pos'd btw

Hawks
September 1st 2015


44643 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fuck yeah thanks dudes. m/



This album really is insanely good though. Easy 4.5 for me tbh. I wasn't really expecting it to be on the same level as the others, but it went above my already high expectations.

Ryus
September 1st 2015


11824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nice man

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Hawks
September 1st 2015


44643 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks dude. :]

ffs
September 1st 2015


5155 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good album

Hawks
September 1st 2015


44643 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

m/ m/ m/

pissbore
September 2nd 2015


12322 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sadus lives

Mort.
September 2nd 2015


10810 Comments


Good review man, posd

"moder tech death" missing a letter methinks

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Mort.
September 2nd 2015


10810 Comments


I wouldn't throw allegations like that around m8

Flugmorph
September 2nd 2015


10346 Comments


Have to check this aswell as hooded menace and funerabrum. Pos'd

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SpiritCrusher2
September 2nd 2015


4734 Comments


Flug dude, get on The Sleep Of Morbid Dreams asap, one of the best dm albums of this century

SpiritCrusher2
September 2nd 2015


4734 Comments


haha you're right, I meant so far

SpiritCrusher2
September 2nd 2015


4734 Comments


yea, I wanted to add that actually, I don't see much future in death metal tbh, unlike black metal for example. feels like the genre reached its full potential, and I can't see something surpassing the classics of the genre. maybe I'm just being pessimistic, idk

SpiritCrusher2
September 2nd 2015


4734 Comments


right, could you rec me an album or two? I remember seeing that list of yours about Colombian brutal death, but couldn't listen to any of it at that moment and forgot about it later so yea

edit: nvm, found the list

Flugmorph
September 2nd 2015


10346 Comments


Ill get to it when im home mr. Crusher

Hawks
September 2nd 2015


44643 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks for the kind words my friends. m/



And agreed hard about The Sleep of Morbid Dreams.

evilford
September 2nd 2015


32813 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

fuck yes Hawks you are the man m/m/m/m/m/m/



can't say this riffs harder than the other two in my eyes but it rules and this is probably the best post-2000 dm band



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