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Review: Obliterated - Fragments of Infinity
Fragments of Infinity

Label: Independent
Year released: 2016
Duration: 29:10
Tracks: 4
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: June 20, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Fragments of Infinity

Rated 4.33/5 (86.67%) (6 Votes)

Italy has proved many times – at least during the past decade – that it produces some of the best Thrash Metal bands in Europe, along with a country like Greece, especially. The underground well of potential Thrash Metal bands seems to be somewhat endless, I would say.

Obliterated, this four-piece Thrash Metal band that comes from Pesaro, Marche, was formed in 2013 and has already put out two pretty well-received EPs, of which the band's latest outing carries the title Fragments of Infinity. And oh boy, does this band just rip...

Musically, Obliterated haven't taken the shortest road to fame. Their Thrash is all around complex, progressive and challenging, mainly in the HeXeN and Vektor vein of progressive and challenging. They have also pulled in a certain type of sci-fi theme, adopting it around tightly played Thrash Metal, so it's no wonder why people also tend to compare them to the latter mentioned act. Also, call it ether a brave or stupid attempt to gain some extra attention, but they decided to shoot off this release on the right radar in this complex galaxy system by their longest song (well, at least so far), "Creator of Void", which lasts nearly 12 minutes. Despite the song's length, somehow they are able to carry it right to the end with admirable enough results. "Creator of Void" is full of exciting, well sticking and Thrash-gasmic ingredients that definitely put their skills on display. The last three songs don't slip away from their chosen radar a bit: they just keep on challenging both listeners and the band by their multilayered, progressive Thrash attacks, really proving out to be a band worthy of our time.

So, in other words, keep your eyes out for this 'new' Italian Thrash cyber-machine. They will land on your planet sooner than you expect.

Other related information on the site
Interview with vocalist and guitarist Stefano Viola on March 4, 2017 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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