Oblivion should have blown your mind to shit with their albums Called To Rise and The Path Towards by now. If they haven't, their coming self-titled album will absolutely do so. We're premiering their new track "True Awakening" today, which is a solid blend of straightforward heaviness and mind-boggling musicality that'll make your hands ache just trying to envision playing any of them.
Here's what Oblivion founder Ted O'Neill had to say about the album.
"One of the hallmarks of the Oblivion sound has been the blending of many styles of extreme music. Encompassing elements of Black Metal, OSDM, Technical Death Metal as well as Classical music that may be thought of as Modern Chamber Music. Nick Vasallo's background as a PhD in music theory and his experience as a classical composer gives us a huge boost in creating our material. So, for this album we really wanted Nick to go all the way with it and do what he does best. He is tremendous at creating tension, counter point and brutal arrangements while maintaining a structure that is still accessible.
"On that same note Ben Orum is a great writer in his own respect. Ben brings to the table the ability to create crushing rhythms and massive chord progressions that create the backbone of many of the songs. Luis "The Human Drum Machine" Martinez is just a unique talent with an eclectic style that blends perfectly with what we do. So, the idea was to really have everyone bring to the table their best skills and blend it all together. I think people are going to love this album. It's very diverse but doesn't lose focus. It's brutally heavy throughout but not fatiguing. It's dark and in spots bleak but not depressing as it is LOADED with hook after hook and tons of groove."
Stream "True Awakening" below and pre-order Oblivion here before its January 21 release date.