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úterý 28. prosince 2021

Recenze/review - OBSCURIAL - Funeral, Burial and Rites (2021)


OBSCURIAL - Funeral, Burial and Rites
CD 2021, vlastní vydání

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Roztrhaná těla, lebky nabodnuté na kůlech. Dům plný bolesti. Vstupuji dovnitř, cítím pach krve. Smutek a strach. Kdo se ukrývá ve stínu? Pohřebiště kousek vedle, symboly žhnoucí do noci. Našlapuji tiše, umírám a znovu se rodím. Záblesk nože, jsem další na řadě. Zavřený v kleci pomalu odcházím na onen svět. Modlím se k dávno padlým modlám, stala se ze mě oběť. Proříznou mi hrdlo na kamenném oltáři a když přejdu na druhou stranu, tak jako prvního potkám samotného Satan.

Rituální death metal v podání malajských OBSCURIAL jsem objevil při svých nekonečných toulkách podzemím. Nejdříve mě zaujal obal (Zizi Amri), bílá s černou a k tomu rudá jako krev, rád a s chutí jsem se na cover díval. Velmi povedená práce! Pak tu máme morbidní a plesnivý zvuk, jak vystřižený ze starých katakomb. Zvony svolávají na poslední rozloučení. Málokdo ví, že je v rakvi jen pár prašivých kostí a že mi na pohřbu bude hrát "Funeral, Burial and Rites".


OBSCURIAL jsou syroví a suroví. Inspiraci čerpali v dávných dobách, když death metal jako styl začínal. Pro mě je nejdůležitější, že jim jejich hudbu věřím, že si mě získala svojí energií, silou a pochmurně podmanivou atmosférou. Je prostým faktem, že album je zahaleno do černého pláště z pavučin. Pánové jsou sice v některých momentech lehce monotónní a vše jsme samozřejmě již mnohokrát slyšeli jinde, ale nijak mi to nevadí a neruší mě to v nechutném a ošklivém zážitku. "Funeral, Burial and Rites" řeže tou správnou stranou nože. Baví mě špína a chlad, které z desky cítím. Jako bych se díval na smradlavou řeku, která vede k domu, který zmiňuji v úvodu. Převalují se v ní nefouknuté mrtvoly a v mlze se vznáší melodie, které se vám zadřou hluboko pod kůži. Jsem moc rád, že jsem OBSCURIAL potkal, poslechl si je a zařadil do svého playlistu. Roztrhaná těla, lebky nabodnuté na kůlech. Dům plný bolesti. Vstupuji dovnitř, cítím pach krve. Smutek a strach. Kdo se ukrývá ve stínu? Teď už to vím, jsou to démoni a poslouchají "Funeral, Burial and Rites". A to pořádně nahlas. Velmi povedená nahrávka po všech stránkách. Morbidní death metalové ozvěny ze starých pohřebišť!


Asphyx says:

Torn bodies, skulls impaled on stakes. A house full of pain. I walk in, I smell blood. Sadness and fear. Who is hiding in the shadows? Burial ground next door, symbols glowing into the night. I step on quietly, I die and I am born again. Flash of the knife, I'm next. Locked in a cage, I slowly leave for the afterlife. I pray to long-falled idols, I have become a victim. They will cut my throat on the stone altar, and when I go to the other side, I will meet Satan himself first.

I discovered the ritual death metal performed by the Malaysian OBSCURIAL during my endless wanderings underground. At first, I was interested in the cover (Zizi Amri), white with black and red as blood, I liked to look at the cover with pleasure and gusto. Very good work! Then we have a morbid and moldy sound, cut from old catacombs. The bells call for the last farewell. Few people know that there are only a few dusty bones in the coffin and that "Funeral, Burial and Rites" will play for me at the funeral.



OBSCURIAL are raw and raw. They drew inspiration from ancient times, when death metal as a style began. The most important thing for me is that I trust their music, that it won me over with its energy, strength and grim atmosphere. It's a simple fact that the album is wrapped in a black cobweb coat. Gentlemen are a bit monotonous at times and we have heard everything elsewhere many times, of course, but I don't mind and it doesn't bother me in a disgusting and ugly experience. "Funeral, Burial and Rites" cuts the right side of the knife. I enjoy the dirt and cold I feel from the board. It's like looking at a stinking river that leads to the house I mention in the introduction. Uninflated corpses roll in it and melodies float in the fog, which get stuck deep under your skin. I am very glad that I met OBSCURIAL, listened to them and included them in my playlist. Torn bodies, skulls impaled on stakes. A house full of pain. I walk in, I smell blood. Sadness and fear. Who is hiding in the shadows? Now I know, they are demons and they listen to "Funeral, Burial and Rites". And really loud. A very successful record in all aspects. Morbid death metal echoes from old burial grounds!


Tracklist:
01. Funeral Service
02. Abhorrent Grimoire
03. Infidel
04. Malevolent Entity
05. Gravedigger
06. The Black Seed Congregation
07. Rise Of Leviathan
08. Ten Burial Masses
09. Obscure Rites I: Prologue
10. Obscure Rites II: Epilogue

band:
Dee - vocals
Naim - guitar
Afiq - guitar/backing vocals
Arap - bass
Adam - drums


A few questions - interview with death metal band from Malaysia - OBSCURIAL.

A few questions - interview with death metal band from Malaysia - OBSCURIAL.

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play etc.?

Ave Jakub! Obscurial was formed officially in 2019 although the band idea came way back in 2017. We play death metal.

Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

The album Funeral, Burial and Rites was recorded at our guitarist Afiq/Oni home studio. All parts we recorded this year while we are going through movement control order (MCO) restrictions due to covid19. The album was produced by Obscurial, and Afiq took charge in the band’s sound. Mixing and mastering done by our friend Afnan Azlan.


How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

For now, only CD and digital release through Bandcamp. We made 300 copies and as by now, half already sold. Cassette will be released by Hostile Records next year.

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with?

Lyrics were written by our vocalist Dee and Weng (Necrolatry Records). The lyrics deal with disease, plagues and death. It is also a homage to short story made by H.P. Lovecraft Colour Out of Space.

Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important?

The logo was drawn by our friend from Lavatory band, Andy. Do check out his Instagram @busuk.ink666 for some sick and filthy artwork. We all handle band’s website together, and graphics are made by our friends including Zizi Amri (Mindkaos). Yes, it is important since we live in year of 2021 where all informations are within our fingertips.


Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?

We had planned to release this album since our demo Exaltation sold out last year, so pretty much its a self release. But our friend Mooks from Hostile Records approached us and we agreed to be part of their family or better known as Hell’s Children. Mooks is a dedicated metalhead and he really know how to took care of things. The discography speaks itself. We would like to thank Mooks and Hostile Records for this opportunity.

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

Death, Deicide, Grave Miasma, Morbid Angel, Bloodbath and Brain Dead to name a few. There’s tons of band we idolise so its kinda complicated to list all haha!

Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

No, but there’s a label from Czech approached us. We’ll see what happened next.


How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best?

Sadly we haven’t play any gigs yet. Obscurial came when covid19 are penetraring the world. Hopefully we managed to play our first gig on 2022.

What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

Our main ambition at the moment are playing outside Malaysia. Japan might be the first destination we want to head into. Also we really hope we might have a chance to play at Kill-Town Death Fest in Copenhagen. It’s too early to talk about next album, but if Obscurial continue to get warm reception from the metal world, we might consider in the near future.

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

Our Facebook page: Obscurial, Instagram: @obscurialcongregation or you can email us for booking and press contact obscurialmusic@gmail.com

Thanx for the interview.

Thank you Jakub and Deadly Storm Zine for interviewing Osbcurial. All the best for you!



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