Premiere: Unfathomable Ruination – “An Obsidian Perception”
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Unfathomable Ruination put out one of the best albums of 2016, and I’m thrilled that they’re back. As far as I’m concerned, brutal death metal is at its best when there’s brains to accompany the brawn, and these guys have both in spades; three years has not dulled their edge whatsoever. See for yourself with “An Obsidian Perception,” the first single from their upcoming full-length, Enraged & Unbound.
Between the choppy tremolo picking in the higher register and the constant onslaught of the drums, it might sound like barely contained chaos. Listen closely, though, and you’ll hear impeccable coordination beneath the surface. The band comes together with perfect precision despite the unhinged delivery, culminating in a tune that brings the best of bands like Wormed and Unbirth to the table. This is brutal death you can really sink your teeth into; whether you want something to sit and digest or just cut loose to, this will do the trick.