From the great Metal country of Sweden comes forth OBSCENE! What's special about these guys?…………Nothing, really.
OBSCENE play Brutal Death Metal, taking their influences from the likes of SUFFOCATION, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL, etc. and nothing else. The drums are mostly blast beats, and the guitars play mostly tremolo picked guitar passages and the singer growls from deep from his bellows, sound a lot like Steve Tucker & Frank Mullen (MORBID ANGEL and SUFFOCATION, respectively), though you can't make out what he says and his growl is much deeper. The guitar sounds like the typical Death Metal demo sound, with practically no mid-range, sometimes drown out by the drums and/or the singing.
It's nothing you haven't heard before. Chances are that if you enjoy this type of music, you have tons of other records that sound similar, are more original, and are simply better than this. Having said that, I will say some good things about this album:
It's heavy and brutal.
It's short (less than 10 minutes!), so the listener will not:
c) Be devastated with it.
d) Be bored with it.
It's well written, well performed and the band is tight.
That's really it, unfortunately. (Online February 11, 2003)