Obsequiae – Aria of Vernal Tombs (2015, 20 Buck Spin)
Released in June this year, the second album of Obsequiae, Aria of Vernal Tombs, is a rich metal album that blends medieval music without being folk, viking, or out there too much. The parallel with Ophtalamia and early Ulver albums is quite obvious for a black metal fan. But for the common metal enthusiast, Obsequiae is a different offering in the sounds and blend of music and textures.
Well, if it was not for the screams, the music would be a bit too calm for the author of those lines. This is a good record and much like Tribulation’s recent crowd pleaser it could connect with many music lovers at once and even the most stubborn.