Obszön Geschöpf - Symphony of Decay
Dark Electro, Industrial Metal No one should really be surprised about this. It's been obvious since "Erection Body Mutilated" (Ironically abbreviated to EBM) that Obszön Geschöpf has been moving back to his Metal roots. The band even announced it months before S.O.D was released.

Before all the Dawn of Ashes fans start getting really upset that another good band has gone Metal, I should point out that Obszön Geschöpf was a metal band to begin with, on the 2000 demo "Day of Suffering".
Nothing has changed with Obszön Geschöpf. The formula is still there - serial killers, gory lyrics, and excellent Industrial fused with Thrash Metal (more so in this case).

For example, 'Zodiac' deals with the Zodiac Killer,and 'House of Wustefeld' re-tells the tale of German cannibal Armin Meiwes.

"Boogeyman" is possibly Remzi's most controversial track yet. Acoustic intro, followed by initially very disturbed and deranged vocals, before the track becomes a Sludgy and headbangy affair.

"Night Stalker" is promising too, and although Obszön Geschöpf is no Slayer, the sludgy nature of the Guitars here will appeal to fans of Pantera, Skrew, and similar (Ironically, Skrew appear on here with a Remix of 'Carnage in the Streets of L.A.)

Nothing I say will sell the new Obszön Geschöpf to fans of the old Obszön Geschöpf, but trust me when I say the musical merit is still ever-present. This time, Remzi shows off his finesse with some excellent songwriting - the Guitars aren't really out of place, or in the wrong pitch, or anything. It's pretty hard to realise that this band hasn't been doing pure Metal albums for years.

I'm not sure about the amount of short Instrumental tracks on this album - they fit the concept delightfully, but I think "How to become a Killer with a Granny Dress" might just make a few people doubt the seriousness of the project.

However, from start to finish, this is good enough for me to remain a die hard follower of Obszön Geschöpf, and it's nice to know that even with the new sound, the hints of Industrial are still lying around.
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Obszön Geschöpf - Symphony of Decay

No one should really be surprised about this. It's been obvious since "Erection Body Mutilated" (Ironically abbreviated to EBM) that Obszön Geschöpf has been moving back to his Metal roots. The band even announced it months before S.O.D was released.

Before all the Dawn of Ashes fans start getting really upset that another good band has gone Metal, I should point out that Obszön Geschöpf was a metal band to begin with, on the 2000 demo "Day of Suffering".
Nothing has changed with Obszön Geschöpf. The formula is still there - serial killers, gory lyrics, and excellent Industrial fused with Thrash Metal (more so in this case).

For example, 'Zodiac' deals with the Zodiac Killer,and 'House of Wustefeld' re-tells the tale of German cannibal Armin Meiwes.

"Boogeyman" is possibly Remzi's most controversial track yet. Acoustic intro, followed by initially very disturbed and deranged vocals, before the track becomes a Sludgy and headbangy affair.

"Night Stalker" is promising too, and although Obszön Geschöpf is no Slayer, the sludgy nature of the Guitars here will appeal to fans of Pantera, Skrew, and similar (Ironically, Skrew appear on here with a Remix of 'Carnage in the Streets of L.A.)

Nothing I say will sell the new Obszön Geschöpf to fans of the old Obszön Geschöpf, but trust me when I say the musical merit is still ever-present. This time, Remzi shows off his finesse with some excellent songwriting - the Guitars aren't really out of place, or in the wrong pitch, or anything. It's pretty hard to realise that this band hasn't been doing pure Metal albums for years.

I'm not sure about the amount of short Instrumental tracks on this album - they fit the concept delightfully, but I think "How to become a Killer with a Granny Dress" might just make a few people doubt the seriousness of the project.

However, from start to finish, this is good enough for me to remain a die hard follower of Obszön Geschöpf, and it's nice to know that even with the new sound, the hints of Industrial are still lying around.
Apr 24 2011

Nick Quarm

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