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Review: Obitus - The March of the Drones
The March of the Drones

Label: Independent
Year released: 2007
Duration: 44:30
Tracks: 7
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: April 26, 2008
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
The March of the Drones

Rated 4.1/5 (82%) (10 Votes)

Finally, a first full length for Obitus.  Well, technically it's the second since there was a full length name Sonnilon back in 2001, but it was never released.  It was worth the wait, since The March of the Drones is one fine piece of raw and brutal Black Metal that I've been spinning at every possible occasion ever since the first time it beat the crap out of my eardrums.  The album has a very negative, sort of apocalyptic atmosphere to it.  This is further enhanced through some great vocal work - shrieking, ear-piercing, razor-sharp vocals that spit hate right in your face.  The music itself is raw, yet the sound is very clean overall.  The album is fast-paced overall, with a few mid-paced passages as well as some nearly silent moment where you can't help but think that a nuclear bomb is about to detonate - I guess this could be qualified as "suspense".  The fast-paced passages (which is most of the album) take no prisoners, with the drums pounded away fast and heavy, and the speedy, raw guitars as razor-sharp as the vocals both united in a savage march of destruction.  If you want artsy, symphonic Black Metal, you won't find it here.  The March of the Drones, like Obitus' past work, is all about hate and destruction.  What they've done here is show that they could top themselves and deliver a consistently good full length album filled with their signature of apocalyptic hatred. Good stuff.

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