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Review: Obitus - Strategema

Label: Independent
Year released: 2006
Duration: 13:23
Tracks: 3
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: January 9, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (4 Votes)

"Strategema" is a very short EP containing three songs that were written back in 2001 and 2002 while the band was recording their "Sonnilon" album. One could say that they have aged like a fine wine. :) This is 13 minutes of fast, gimmick-free Black Metal that holds no surprise, very much in the vein of what Obitus released at the time. Think of bands like Horna, or a "less blasty", furious Marduk. It's a speedfest that doesn't leave much room for fans of atmospheric or thrashy BM. There isn't much that can be said that hasn't already been said: Obitus show that they know their BM and also know how to play it, plain and simple. A worthy little EP while awaiting a new full length...

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