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Obliveon - Whimsical Uproar
Review: Coming from the confusion of the early days of death metal, this short demo combines the chorus-heavy speed/death hybrid of Destruction or Exodus with the longer phrases and technical intricacy of early Pestilence, creating music that while powerful at moments becomes overbearing with repetition.
Many good fast tremolo riffs in the Slayer style, accompanied by abrupt tempo changes and a driving energy, unite those styles into a formula straight out of the end of the 1980s that does not give itself enough breathing room to develop. As a result, it seems to shuttle between repetitive motions and momentary flights of fancy into exploratory riffing, a tendency resolved on the first album with a smoother integration into a style like middle-era Pestilence fused with Voivod: an odd sense of inverted harmony combined with a smoothly forward flowing death metal rhythm and structure, which effectively resolved the confusions of this early release.