Obscura – “Retribution”
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Before Germany’s OBSCURA became one of the trailblazers in the international technical metal explosion, they specialized in metal of a more brutal sort. Their debut, ‘Retribution’ is a beastly album blending the savagery of New York death metal with the fleet-fingered fretting of forerunners Death and Gorguts. Now repackaged, remastered, and featuring three bonus tracks, ‘Retribution’ documents the first steps in the journey of one of metals most crucial new bands! Get OBSCURA’s debut album only from RELAPSE RECORDS!
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Featuring ex-members of Sixty Watt Shaman, FOGHOUND got together in 2012. ‘Awaken to Destroy’ is their second release on RIPPLE MUSIC, and the first album since the senseless murder of legendary bass player, Rev Jim Forrester. Jim’s last recorded music appears on this album. Jim Forrester lived his life by two mottos: “Upward and Onward!” and “I’ve Got Shit To Do!” So that’s what they’ve decided to do- keep on doing this thing called FOGHOUND because it soothes souls, it helps remember, and it’s a fucking blast! Check them at the Maryland DoomFest this June.
Savannah, Georgia’s BARONESS blow the lid off their cauldron of hall of fame riffs on their first record for RELAPSE and debut full-length titled the ‘Red Album’. With a sound built upon a solid sense of purpose and shaped by hundreds of explosive live shows, BARONESS positioned themselves at the forefront of heavy music with an epic album that is at once powerful, expressive, confident, and commanding. The ‘Red Album’ see the band expand its sonic vision; colossal riffs and haunting vocals roll like thunder across epic songs spanning both the intense and the sublime.
Following the ‘Red Album’, the ‘Blue Record’ announced the re-awakening of rock giants BARONESS. The ‘Blue Record’ is an instantly-classic album, with all the peaks and valleys, textures, and nuances that timeless records yield over repeated listens. Deep and dark; ‘Blue Record’ overflows with gossamer melodies and striking, earnest riffs that have become the band s signature. Get the Decibel rated #1 album of 2009 only at RELAPSE RECORDS!
Check out the insane colors on this repress of the 2012 album from TIM BARRY, the singer/songwriter and former leader of the punk band Avail. Throughout “40 Miler”, the rough-hewn characters populating BARRY’S lyrics refuse to surrender even in the face of long odds. 40 Miler also finds BARRY taking his spare Folk-Country sound in a different direction. Get the new Galaxy colored repress from CHUNKSAAH RECORDS today!
Prepare to be amazed by technical metal masters OBSCURA and their first release on RELAPSE, ‘Cosmogenesis’! A front-to-back stroke of brilliance that seamlessly fuses modern metals extremity, the upper levels of technical virtuosity, and the symphonic grace of progressive music into a flawless album experience. Only available from the ultimate source of metal, RELAPSE RECORDS!
OBSCURA’s highly-anticipated album, ‘Omnivium’, sees the critically acclaimed quartet cementing their place amongst the all time metal elite. ‘Omnivium’ finds the band pushing the progressive edges of the genre’s sounds to new heights while delivering the technical metal that has become their calling card. The band gracefully blends brutality and beauty with complex, commanding songs played at stunningly virtuosic levels. You can pick this up from the metal masters over at RELAPSE RECORDS today!
See y’all next week!