OBSCURE INFINITY – Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness
Normally a style of death metal most associated with American or Swedish acts, Obscure Infinity hail from Germany and on their third album "Perpetual Descending into Nothingness" present 9 tracks of 90’s oriented brutality. Vocalist Jules’ raspy roars and deep growls work in tandem to the guitar trills and exciting breaks present from Stefan and Sascha, bringing to mind everyone from Grave and Edge of Sanity to Death on standouts such as "Expiration of the Lost" and the nasty speed burner "A Forlorn Wanderer".
Haunting cover art, appropriate mid-tempo transitions, and the right level of musical excitement gives Obscure Infinity a lethal advantage over those who feel intricacy or technical prowess win the race in death metal circa 2015. Rawness and aggressive versatility should give this record longevity – as this is the style that I remember enrapturing the underground 25 years ago.