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posted Jul 21, 2015, 5:23 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Jul 21, 2015, 5:23 PM ]


We get to jump into a kind of musical Wayback Machine this week as I explore the Middle Ages-influenced metal of OBSEQUIAE! Mr. TANNER ANDERSON is the genius behind this unique musical entity, which combines the intensity of extreme heavy metal with the sounds and scales of authentic music from medieval Europe. If you've ever heard Obsequiae, you know how haunting their sound can be. I find out how Tanner came up with this idea and what he actually thinks a medieval person would make of it. He also tells us why he would NOT want to venture back to those times, as well as other secrets behind the new Obsequiae album "Aria of Vernal Tombs". So, good lords and ladies, gird thy loins and prepare to venture forth into these misty days of yore HERE!

Once thou are sated with that interrogatory, we have a bountiful banquet of reviews for thee in the Torture Chamber...

DESTRUKTOR                                                                "Opprobrium"

HIGH ON FIRE                                                               "Luminiferous"

FULGORA                                                                      "Stratagem"

KINGCROW                                                                   "Eidos"

SHINING                                                                       "IX: Everything, Everywhere, Everyone Ends"

GYRE                                                                            "Moirai"

DYSENTERY                                                                   "Fragments"

MEADS OF ASPHODEL/TJOLGTJAR                                   "Taste The Divine Wrath" Split

HUMANGLED                                                                  "Prodromes of a Flatline"