Everything on that nocturnal album cover up there is either spiky, smoldering, burning, or crackling with electricity. And it well suits the music on the new album by Demonic Obedience, Nocturnal Hymns To the Fallen, which is set for release on May 18 via Satanath Records and Sevared Records. Today we bring you the stream of a song from the album named “Forced Obscenity“.
Though originally created in 2013 as a two-man group based in Thessaloníki, Greece, Demonic Obedience now continues to move forward as the solo project of George Ntavelas, who moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2014. This new album follows the debut full-length Morbid Supremacy of Evil, which was released by the Mexican record label Azermedoth Records in 2014.
“Forced Obscenity” absolutely seethes with savage energy, but ferocious ripping and tearing isn’t all that Demonic Obedience delivers on this track. The music moves at a furious pace, but it twists and turns just as fast, veering from gale-force black metal riffing and blasting, to methodical, hammering chord grooves, to galloping thrash surges, to jolting tech-death derangement, with soloing that’s both searing and serpentine. Through it all, Ntavelas voices the lyrics in an abyssal growl that sounds inhuman (which is to say, reminiscent of John McEntee.) It’s a dynamic, technically impressive black/death tornado that should get your neurons firing on all cylinders.
Nocturnal Hymns to the Fallen was recorded at Deception Studio in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was mixed and mastered by Achilleas at Achillman Studios in Greece. Ordering info is available via the links below — and after listening to our song premiere you can also check out another previously released track from the album, “Nocturnal Imagery”.