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Release date: 28 May 2010
Style: Heavy metal, Progressive metal, Thrash metal

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01. The Termination Proclamation
02. Your Poison Throne
03. Moonrise (Through Mirrors Of Death)
04. And The Maiden Spoke
05. Emptiness Unobstructed
06. The Blue Marble And The New Soul
07. Without Morals
08. The Day You Built The Wall
09. She Comes In Colors
10. The Obsidian Conspiracy
11. Crystal Ship [The Doors cover]
12. Temptation [The Tea Party cover]

The Best Thrash Metal Album Of 2010

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Lyrics (12)


Additional info
Germany: May 28, 2010
Europe: May 31, 2010
N. America: June 8, 2010

Staff review by
Daniell

Rating:
10
How does a band top a masterpiece? For example, they change a lot. South of Heaven after Reign in Blood felt shockingly slow and heavy. Or they try to copy their best release, with mixed results: see Enslaved's Ruun or Testament's New Order. Another way to tackle the post-masterpiece syndrome is what Nevermore did - and let me tell you in advance that they did it beautifully - you take what you did best and eliminate the elements that weren't perfect. Assuming that it's done by a band as talented as Nevermore, the final product must be at least outstanding. Or even brilliant, and I'm happy to announce to you dear readers, that brilliant is what The Obsidian Conspiracy is.

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published 15.08.2010 | Comments (71)

Guest review by
strade

Rating:
5.2
What do a five year wait, a couple solo albums, trying to live up to a masterpiece, conflicting artistic direction, and totally mangling a sound that needed little improvement all have in common? They're all reasons why Nevermore's last release before deteriorating as a band, The Obsidian Conspiracy, underwhelms. Severely. In 2010, five years after the raw and hate-fueled masterpiece This Godless Endeavor was unleashed upon our unprepared society, Nevermore released this nonsensical escapade, and I could hardly believe I was listening to the same band; and no, as you might have already guessed, I don't mean that in a positive way.

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published 16.03.2012 | Comments (23)

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Wayakin - 19.08.2010 at 19:49  
Rating: 10 It's shame to admit, but this is first album I actually heard from Nevermore, I knew there was such band as Nevermore, but never paid attention to it. As a guy, who has not heard their previous stuff, I can tell, that this album was really, really good!:banger2:
-Soulreaper- - 20.08.2010 at 21:12  
Rating: 8 The album is starting to grow on me with each listen. I still dont think that it is better than any of the previous albums though. But I still can not stand the song Your Poison Throne.
Aeox - 24.08.2010 at 01:48  
Rating: 9 Awesome album, and a very good review!
The Voyager - 17.12.2010 at 04:41  
Rating: 9 Very underrated album thus far, in my opinion, although the review above would suggest otherwise. People seem to be shying away from it because it isn't the same as Godless or Dead Heart. But this album is it's own beast, and I can assure most listeners that after a few times, it will grow on you quite a bit. It did for me.
MechanisT - 17.05.2011 at 16:19  
 
Written by The Voyager on 17.12.2010 at 04:41

Very underrated album thus far, in my opinion, although the review above would suggest otherwise. People seem to be shying away from it because it isn't the same as Godless or Dead Heart. But this album is it's own beast, and I can assure most listeners that after a few times, it will grow on you quite a bit. It did for me.


Well said. Yes, there are a couple of things I wished they did better (such as the mundane lyrics and the considerably weakened vocals) after 5 long years, but if you can disregard that, this one's a really solid effort.
Todgeist - 17.08.2011 at 23:10  
Rating: 3 This, in my opinion, is a huge letdown. No trolling intended, it's just that I really think this is nothing compared to their last releases.
Quinaitor - 27.09.2011 at 10:03  
 
Written by corrupt on 15.05.2010 at 16:55

Written by Darkside Momo on 11.05.2010 at 21:36

Good album for sure, but it's certainly not their best.

True that! With This Godless Endeavor we all wondered whether Nevermore had really evolved to that new sound or if that's just Steve Smyth making his influence count. There we have our answer. This one continues the evolution of Dead Heart In A Dead World and Enemies Of Reality leaving This Godless Endeavor their sole masterpiece from another dimension of Nevermore.

Who else feels reminded of Children Of Bodom's Needled 24/7 when listening to the first 22 seconds of the title track?


I thought I was the only crazy moron that heard the 99.9999% same song intro on both songs, now I am glad to know that is not only myself who think like that. Either way, this album is a really freaking good one, Nevermore is one of the top 10 prog metal bands of all time imo, they have done monster album all over their carreer so it's kind of pointless making any kind of reminder to This Godless Endeavor or Dead Heart In A Dead World since they are past albums, and prog is about moving on fellas.
musicalkaratekid - 15.01.2012 at 00:16  
Rating: 8 Weak compared to the releases beforehand, but this album still has some good material. The opening two tracks are Nevermore's most boring songs, but the title track and 'And the maiden spoke' more than make up for that rambling beginning.
Korah - 04.03.2012 at 21:47  
Rating: 9 One of the best album from 2010! Epic!
Zaphod - 29.05.2013 at 23:01  
Rating: 8 I like how the genre description for this band changes about every year on this site
JÄY - 05.08.2013 at 19:24  
Rating: 10 Underrated, compared to the last release....Great album.
deadone - 08.10.2014 at 06:29  
Rating: 7 Songs like Without Morals, Your Poison Throne and And The Maiden Spoke are some of Nevermore's best.

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