Holy Poop on a stick!!! Germany’s Obscure Infinity’s 3rd album, Perpetual Descending into Nothingness is not only a long album name but the band’s finest album, to date. I really enjoy their prior 2 albums, Dawn of Winter and Putrefying Illusions. The band as always has a huge European death metal influence, like the first 2 and best Hypocrisy albums, mixed in with Sinister and even America’s mighty Suffocation. Pounding blast beats and thunderous double bass makes this an amazing album. Obscure Infinity are also not likely to turn away from the melodic as well and bring in some almost classic metal parts, and even classical, during certain moments. Extraordinary with all the mayhem going on. It’s like running a 26mile marathon (something I have no experience in, I would likely be running behind everyone eating some pizza, hamburgers, drinking beer and telling all the runners they’re so stupid for not relaxing, like me)…where was I?? Oh yeah so while running this rigorous race you then stop to take a minute nap and then start the mayhem again.
Obscure Infinity have also always had some epic moments, but this is their most venturous to date. “Beyond Spheres and Time” is the perfect example. Beginning with a classic 90’s death metal beat, killer grunt before erupting into a blast beat with some cool little rolls and fills along the way. Then during the track and towards the end I notice some Maidenesque like solos and some classical moments. Then back to the grunting and blasting. Perfect. This may be the best song Obscure Infinity has ever done. Quite an accomplishment. I love the way Thomas hits the cymbals on this track too. Very fast and creative.
“A Forlorn Wanderer” is another killer song, all of them are actually. I love Jules vocals. He sounds like Nocturno, from the first DarkThrone album, the magnificent Soulside Journey. If you don’t have that album than you are a douchebag. Regardless, we get some spoken work, akin to Viking Metal epic moments on “A Forlorn Wanderer”. This entire part is amazing and I’m not even into Viking Metal, except for certain Bathory albums. Perpetual Descending into Nothingness also has the best production the band has ever achieved-well done!!! Crunchy, clear and no muddiness. How about that Dan Seagrave inspired album cover too?? Their best album cover as well. Well Obscure Infinity have unleashed a ferocious, original, interesting and captivating album. Perpetual Descending into Nothingness is a monster!
Buy or Die!
Score: 9.5 out of 10
1. Entering the Hall of Eternity (Intro)
2. Sorcery of the Black Souls
3.The Day the Worms Became Kings
4. Expiration of the Lost
5. The Uttermost Descent
6. A Forlorn Wanderer
7. Into the Undertow
8. Descending into Nothingness
9. From Odium and Disease
10. Beyond Spheres and Time
For Fans of:
Sorcery of the Black Souls/A Forlorn Wanderer/Beyond Spheres and Time