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Blindfolded And Led To The Woods - Rejecting Obliteration

7.3 | 31 votes |
Release date: 19 May 2023
Style: Technical death metal, Deathcore


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01. Monolith
02. Methlehem
03. Hallucinative Terror
04. Rejecting Obliteration
05. Wraith
06. Cicada
07. Funeral Smiles
08. The Waves
09. Hands Of Contrition
10. Caustic Burns

Additional info
Released via Prosthetic Records

Produced by Samuel K Sproull.
Mixed by Samuel K Sproull in Melbourne, Australia May 2022.
Mastered by Alan Douches, West West Side Music, June 2022.
Artwork by Eliran Kantor.

Staff review by
There’s enough cookie-cutter death metal available in Europe and the US to keep those searching for it satisfied virtually forever. Therefore, it’s perhaps not surprising that in the instances where a New Zealand death metal group’s reputation reaches the Northern Hemisphere, it’s because they’re doing things a bit differently.

published 07.06.2023 | Comments (2)

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22.05.2023 - 19:42
Rating: 9
Tropical Goat
Deathcore usually has a good sound but not the best ideas. That doesn't happen with this band, who gives time to their compositions and their technical dynamics, and doesn't just fill you with brutality for doing it. Highly digestible and attractive, and without adding symphonic elements that sound out of place.
24.05.2023 - 15:25
Rating: 6
A Nice Guy
Some of the guitar work is pretty decent, it has the kind of technicality you can follow without your head spinning in all different directions, but there's nothing particularly memorable about it, for me at least. I'm not too keen on the structure as a whole, and not too keen on the deathcore elements, particularly the vocal side of things. Overall, not too bad but nothing special imo, the last track definitely stands out most for me, above the rest at least.
25.05.2023 - 10:35
Rating: 8
There is deathcore here to some degree, but it's far more than just that - Hallucinative Terror is practically euphoric with its dainty melody, while the more extreme side has as much to do with tech-death and blackened death
25.05.2023 - 14:31
Gonna send this band to my submissive partners from now on to prepare them mentally for some bdsm session in the woods.
Giving my ears a rest from music.
27.05.2023 - 00:08
Rating: 8
Really good
"Nullum unquam exstitit magnum igenium sine aliqua dementia [there was never great genius without some madness]."

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27.05.2023 - 10:20
Like it as well.
06.06.2023 - 02:22
Rating: 7
I really wanted to like this album more than I actually did. I acknowledge the technical composition. I acknowledge the depth and substance in the lyrics. And I did indeed quite like the closing track Caustic Burns as well as Hallucinative Terror. Wraith was good too. Because of this I'm going to stretch and give this a 7 but strictly speaking of enjoyment: wasn't there for me out side of these 3 tracks.
06.06.2023 - 02:26
Meat and Potatos
Haha. That's a funny name
"Aah! The cat turned into a cat!"
- Reimu Hakurei

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