Obscurity are a band from Germany that plays pagan/viking melodic black/death metal and this is a review of their self titled 2012 album which was released by TrollZorn.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the synths they are only used on the last song and they bring a very dark, atmospheric and epic sound to the music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine melodic black metal with death metal together to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding death metal guitar solos and leads that utilize some traditional metal influences at times, as for the classical guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to being a medieval feeling to the album.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams to deep death metal growls as well as a brief use of clean singing viking metal vocals, while the lyrics are written in German and cover Norse Paganism themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Obscurity are a very great sounding melodic viking/black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Obscurity" "Ensamvarg" "Fimbulwinter" and "So Endet Meine Zeit". RECOMMENDED BUY.