Årets beste utgivelser 2020

Det kom åpenbart mye bra i fjor. Hele 315 utgivelser fikk plass på Jernverkets lytterliste. Men førsteplassen var likevel soleklar: Gratulerer, Enslaved og Nuclear Blast!

Jernverket har intervjuet flere av bandene som ble stemt frem. Trykk på lenkene i topplista under for å komme direkte til den respektive episoden, eller abonner på Jernverket i podkastappen din.

Årets beste utgivelser 2020
1 Enslaved – Utgard
2 Malokarpatan – Krupinské ohne
3 Afsky – Ofte jeg drømmer mig død
4 Paradise Lost – Obsidian
5 The Good The Bad and The Zugly – Algorithm & Blues
6 Isengard – Vårjevndøgn
7 Black Curse – Endless Wound
8 Akhlys – Melinoë
9 Sodom – Genesis XIX
10 Green Carnation – Leaves of Yesteryear
11 Wytch Hazel – III:Pentecost
12 Spirit Possession – S/T
13 Taake / Whoredom Rife – Pakt SPLIT
14 Ulver – Flowers of Evil
15 Evoke – Seeds of Death
16 Eternal Champion – Ravening Iron
17 Sweven – The Eternal Resonance
18 Undergang – Aldrig i livet
19 Under The Oak – Ripped by the Roots
20 Auðn – Vökudraumsins fangi
21 Necrophobic – Dawn of the Damned
22 Necrot – Mortal
23 Ulcerate – Stare Into Death and be Still
24 Wobbler – Dwellers of the Deep
25 Maggot Heart – Mercy Machine
26 Hällas – Conundrum
27 Hex A.D. – Astro Tongue in The Electric Garden
28 The Dogs – Crossmaker
29 Testament – Titans of Creation
30 Henrik Palm – Poverty Metal
31 Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin kynsi
32 Okkultokrati – La ilden lyse
33 Purple-X – S/T
34 Töxik Death – Sepulchral Demons
35 Sjodogg – Vanskapning
36 Hymn – Breach Us
37 Communic – Hiding from the World
38 Havukruunu – Uinuos syömein sota
39 Dwaal – Gospel Of The Vile
40 HJELVIK – Welcome to Hel

Se fullstendig liste med alle skivene som fikk stemmer i alfabetisk rekkefølge nederst i innlegget.

… And oceans – Cosmic World Mother
Abramelin – Never Enough Snuff
AC/DC – Power Up
Acherontas – Psychic Death – The Shattering Of Perceptions
Achilleus – The Sins of Youth 1982-1984
ADX – Bestial
Afsky – Ofte jeg drømmer mig død
Akhlys – Melinoë
Akolyth – S/T
Amaranthe – Manifest
Ambush – Infidel
Angerot – The Divine Apostate
Ante Inferno – Fane
Antzaat — For You Men Who Gaze into the Sun
Anaal Natrakh – Endarkenment
Aonian Sorrow – A Life Without
Arabs in Aspic – Madness & Magic
Armagedda – Svindeldjup ättestup
Árstiðir Lífsins — Saga á tveim tungum II: Eigi fjǫll né firðir
Atavist – III: Absolution
Atramentus – Stygian
Audn – Vökudraumsins fangi
Avatar – Hunter Gatherer
Aversio Humanitatis – Behold the Silent Dwellers
Ayreon – Transitus
Barren womb – Lizard Lounge
Bastard Priest – Vengeance… of the Damned EP
Beherit – Bardo Exist
Benediction – Scriptures
Bersærk – Sol
Bismarck – Oneiromancer
Black Curse – Endless Wound
Black Magick SS – Rainbow Nights
Black Sword Thunder Attack – March Of The Damned
Blasfeme – Iniquity in Salvation
Bleed from within – Fracture
Blood Star – The Fear
Blot – Howl from the North
Blue Öyster Cult – The Symbol Remains
Bonfire – Fistful of Fire
Bring Me The Horizon – Post Human: Survival Horror
Burial – Satanic Upheaval
Bütcher – 666 Goats Carry My Chariot
Bythos – The Womb of Zero
Baalberith – Beyond the Grave
Cadaver – Edder & Bile
Caligulas Horse – Rise Radiant
Cardiac Arrest – The Day That Death Prevails
Caustic Wound – Death Posture
Cénotaphe — Monte Verità
Circle of Ouroborus – Viimeinen juoksu
Cirith Ungol – Forever Black
Cloth – Axis Mundi
Clouds – Durere
Code Orange – Underneath
Coffin Curse – Where Sickness Thrives
Combos – Steelo
Communic – Hiding from the World
Conception – State of Deception
Connect The Circle – This Is Madness
Convocation – Ashes Coalesce
Cosmic Putrefaction – The Horizons Towards Which Splendour Withers
Cryptic Shift – Visitations from Enceladus
Cult of Fire – Moksha/Nirvana
Cult of Lilith – Mara
Dark Forest – Oak, Ash & Thorn
Dark Fortress – Spectres of The Old World
Dark Tranquillity – Moment
Darkened – Kingdom of Decay
Deathcult/Taake – Jærtegn SPLIT
Deathwards – Rehearsal MMXIX
Deep Purple – Whoosh!
Defeated Sanity – The Sanguinary Impetus
Déhà – A Fleur De Peau – I – There Is No Home
Devastator – Baptised in Blasphemy
DGM – Tragic Separation
Dima – Gymbro
Draconian – Under a Godless Veil
Drain – California Cursed
DWAAL – Gospel Of The Vile
Dødskvad – Krønike I
Elds Mark – Elds Mark
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou – May Our Chambers be Full
Enepsigos- Wrath of Wraths
Enevelde- S/T
Engulfed – Vengeance Of The Fallen
Enslaved – Utgard
Esoctrilihum – Eternity of Shaog
Eternal Champion – Ravening Iron
Eternal Rot – Putridarium
Evoke – Seeds of Death
Exhumation – Eleventh Formulae
Exhumed – Eleventh Formulae
Faceless Burial – Speciation
Fanebærer — Den første ild
Feather And Bone – Sulfuric Disintegration
Féleth – Depravity
Fight the Fight – Deliverance
Fluids – Ignorance Exalted
Fluisteraars – Bloem
Freeways – True Bearings
From the Vastland – The Haft Khan
Funeral Leech – Death Meditation
Gernotshagen – Ode Naturae
Gjendød – Motstand EP
Glaciation – Ultime éclat
Glacier – The Passing of Time
Gravesend – Preparations For Human Disposal
Green Carnation – Leaves of Yesteryear
H.E.A.T – II
Hate Forest – Hour of the Centaur
Hatebreed – Weight of the False Self.
Haunt – Flashback
Havukruunu – Uinuos syömein sota
Hellbillies – I eksil på Sundrehall
Hellripper – The Affair of the Poisons
Henrik Palm – Poverty Metal
Hex A.D – Astro Tongue in The Electric Garden
Hibernation – The Clockwork Butterfly EP
High Spirits – Hard to Stop
Hittman – Destroy All humans
Hjelvik – Welcome to Hel
Horde of Hel – Döden nalkas
Horisont – Sudden Death
Hum – Inlet
HYMN – Breach Us
Hällas – Conundrum
Häxanu – Snare of All Salvation
Haalbuaer – Purulent åpning til indre organer
IDLES – Ultra Mono
Ihshan – Telemark EP
Inquisition – Black Mass for a Mass Grave
Insidious Disease – After Death
Internal Rot – Grieving Birth
Invocation – Attunement To Death
Irist – Order of the Mind
Iron Maiden – Live in Mexico City
Ironsword – Servants of Steel!
Isengard – Vårjevndøgn
Jointhugger- I Am No One
Jordablod – The Cabinet of Numinous Song
Kataklysm – Unconquered
Katatonia – City Burials
Katla – Alt detta helvitis myrkur
Killer Be Killed – Reluctant Hero
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – K.G.
Kirkebrann – Deus Inversus
Kite – Irradiance
Konvent – Puritan Masochism
Kosmik Boogie Tribe – Let’s Rock The Fuck Out!!! Vol. 1
Kryptograf – S/T
Kvaen – The Funeral Pyre
Kvelertak – Splid
Lamb of God – S/T
Lamp of Murmuur – Heir of Ecliptical Romanticism
Lichway – Soul Torment
Lifvsleda — Det besegrade livet
Lik – Misanthropic Breed
Loathe – I Let It in and It Took Everything
Lone Wanderer – Into Sepulchre Halls
Lord Vigo – Danse De Noir
Lure – Morbid Funeral
Lykantropi – Tales to be Told
Maggot Heart – Mercy Machine
Magick Touch – Heads Have Got To Rock’n’Roll
Malokarpatan – Krupinské ohne
Marilyn Manson – We Are Chaos
Megaton Sword – Blood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire
Messiah – Fracmont
Metal Church – From The Vault
Meth Leppard – Woke
Miasmatic Necrosis – Apex Profane
Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy
Mindless Sinner – Poltergeist
Molasses – Through the Hollow
Morpholith – Null Dimensions
Motorpsycho – The All Is One
Mourners – Act 1: Tragedies
Mr Bungle – The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny
My Dying Bride – Macabre Cabaret EP
My Dying Bride – The Ghost of Orion
Mäleficentt – Night Of Eternal Darkness
Napalm Death – Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
Narzissus – Akt 1 og 2
Nattverd – Styggdom
Natur – Afternoon Nightmare
Nawaharjan – Lokabrenna
Necrophobic – Dawn of the Damned
Necrot – Mortal
Neptunian Maximalism – Éons
Night – High Tides – Distant Skies
Night Crowned – Impius viam
Nubivagant – Roaring Eye
Occult Burial – Burning Eerie Lore
Oceans of Slumber – Oceans of Slumber
Of Feather And Bone – Sulfuric Disintegration
Okkultokrati – La ilden lyse
Old Growth – Mossweaver
Old Mother Hell – Lord of Demise
Old Nick – Forest of Grief
Omegavortex – Black Abomination Spawn
Ominous Resurrection- Judgement
Ondskapt – Grimoire Ording Devus
Onslaught – Generation Antichrist
Opium Warlords – Nembutal
Oranssi pazuzu – Mestarin kynsi
Order of Orias – Ablaze
Ormskrik – Ormskrik
Our Oceans – While Time Disappears
Ozzy Osbourne – Ordinary Man
Pain of Salvation – Panther
Panzerfaust — The Suns of Perdition – Chapter II: Render Unto Eden
Paradise Lost – Obsidian
Parish – God’s Right Hand EP
Paysage d’Hiver – Im Wald
Pendragon – Love Over Fear
Perdition Temple – Sacraments Of Descension
Perfect NME- Remains to be Seen
Persekutor – Permanent Winter
Pharmacist – Medical Renditions Of Grinding Decomposition
Pig Destroyer – The Octagonal Stairway
Proselytism – Blood of the Deceivers
Psychonaut – Unfold the Mangod
Psychotic Waltz – The God-Shaped Void
Psykdom – Psykdom
Purification – Dwell in the House of the Lord Forever
Purification – Perfect Doctrine
Purple-X – S/T
Putrescent Seepage – Dead and Demented
Pyre – Chained To Ossuaries
Quasarborn – A Pill Hard to Swallow
Raven Throne – Viartannie
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Ascension
Ring Van Möbius – The 3rd Majesty
Rope Sect – The Great Flood
Rotting Kingdom – A Deeper Shade of Sorrow
Ruins of Beverast / Almyrkvi SPLIT
Sanctifying Ritual – S/T
Scour – Black
Second Sun – Aurium
Septage – Septic Decandence
Sépulcre – Ascent Through Morbid Transcendence
Sepultura – Quadra
Siege Column – Darkside Legions
Sinira — The Everlorn
Sinister Downfall – A Dark Shining Light
Sjodogg – Vanskapning
Skáphe — Skáphe³
Skeletal Remains – The Entombment Of Chaos
Skelethal – Unveiling The Threshold
Skrymir – Predominate
Slomosa – S/T
Sodom – Genesis XIX
Solicitor – Spectral Devastation
Solitary Sabred – By Fire & Brimstone
Solstafir – Endless Twilight of Codependent Love
Sorcerer – Lamenting of the Innocent
Sovereign – Neurotic
Spell – Opulent Decay
Spirit Adrift – Enlightened in Eternity
Spirit Possession – S/T
Stormkeep – Galdrum
Sunken – Livslede
Svartkonst – Black Waves
Svarttjern – Shame is just a Word
Sweven – The Eternal Resonance
Temple Nightside – Pillars Of Damnation
Temple of Void – The World that Was
Terror Machine – Ingen retrett
Testament – Titans of Creation
The Black Dahlia Murder – Verminous
The Committee – Utopian Deception
The Dogs – Crossmaker
The Good the Bad and the Zugly – Algorithm & Blues
The Midnight – The Chainsmoker
The Ocean Collective – Phanerozoic II
The Phonochromes – Static Electric Music
The Spirit Cabinet — Bloodlines
The True Werewolf – Devil Crisis
The Wizar’d – Subterranean Exile
Theotoxin — Fragment: Erhabenheit
Thy Catafalque – Naiv
Tottal Tømming – Tankeskrekk
Towards Darkness – Tetrad
Traveler – Termination Shock
Tulus – Old Old Death
Tøronto – Under Siege EP
Töxik Death – Sepulchral Demons
Taake / Whoredom Rife – Pakt SPLIT
Taakeferd – Mitt septer for et tusenårs rike
Uada – Djinn
Ulcerate – Stare Into Death and be Still
Ulthar – Providence
Ulver – Flowers of evil
Undeath – Lesions Of A Different Kind
Under the Oak – Ripped by the Roots
Undergang – Aldrig I Livet
Underground Fire – Ashes of life
Ungt Blod #3
Urfaust – Teufelsgeist
UTO – Ripped up by the roots
Vacuous – Katabasis
Vader – Solitude in Madness
Vampire – Rex
Vandrer – Vandrer 2
Varde – Fedraminne
Vassafor III – To The Death
Vega – Grit Your Teeth
Venomous Skeleton – Drowning In Circles
Vitam Aeternam – The Self-Aware Freqency
Voidceremony – Entropic Reflections Continuum: Unravel
Vonlaus — Röð slæmra ákvarðana
Votum – Duhkha
Vredehammer – Viperous
Vredensdal – The Tyrant Shade
Wagner Ödegård – Om kosmos och de tolv järtekn
Wanderer – Awakening Force
Warbringer – Weapons of Tomorrow
Warfect – Spectre Of Devastation
Warp Chamber – Implements of Excruciation
Wayfarer – A Romance with Violence
Welkin — Recollections of Conquest and Honour
Werendia – S/T
White Dog – White Dog
Winterfylleth – The Reckoning Dawn
Witch Taint – Sons of Midwestern Darkness
Witchtower – Witches Domain
Wobbler – Dwellers of the Deep
Worm – Gloomlord
Worship – An Excuse To Wear A Knife
Wudewuse – Northern Gothic
Wytch Hazel – III:Pentecost
Ymir — Ymir
Yxan – Satanic Fortification Overbalance
Zifir – Demoniac Ethics

Årets beste utgivelser 2019

Jernverket-lytterne har talt: Dette er fjorårets 40 beste plateutgivelser.

Jepp, med hele 286 forslag totalt kan vi like gjerne kjøre topp 40! Det kom mye bra i fjor, men førsteplassen var soleklar: Djevels  “Ormer til armer, maane til hode”, utgitt på Aftermath Music. Gratulerer!

Jernverket har intervjuet flere av bandene som ble stemt frem. Trykk på lenkene i topplista under for å komme direkte til den respektive episoden, eller abonner på Jernverket i podkastappen din.

Se fullstendig liste nederst i innlegget.

Årets beste utgivelser 2019
1. Djevel – Ormer til armer, maane til hode
2. Blood Incantation​ – Hidden History of the Human Race
3. Mgła​ – Age of Excuse
4. Funereal Presence​ – Achatius
5. Darkthrone​ – Old Star
6. Mayhem​ – Daemon
7. Kampfar​ – Ofidians manifest
8. Backstreet Girls​ – Normal is Dangerous
9. Nocturnal Breed ​ – We Only Came for the Violence
10. Gaahls WYRD​ – GastiR – Ghosts Invited
11. Misþyrming​ – Algleymi
12. Mork​ – Det svarte juv
13. 1349​ – The Infernal Pathway
14. Rammstein​ – Untitled
15. Inculter​ – Fatal Visions
16. Borknagar​ – True North
17. Tool​ – Fear Inoculum
18. Cattle Decapitation​ – Death Atlas
19. Teitanblood​ – The Baneful Choir
20. Flukt – Darkness Devour
21. Golden Core​ – Fimbultýr
22. Chevalier​ – Destiny Calls
23. Opeth​ – In Cauda Venenum
24. Sarke – Gastwerso
25. Dold Vorde Ens Navn​ – Gjengangere i hjertets mørke
26. Vltimas​ – Something Wicked Marches In
27. Hovmod – Doedsformasjon
28. Arvas​ – Equanimity
29. Cult of Luna​ – A Dawn to Fear
30. Slipknot​ – We Are Not Your Kind
31. Concrete Winds​ – Primitive Force
32. Mystik​ – S/T
33. Eternity​ – To Become the Great Beast
34. Ragnarok​ – Non Debellicata
35. Stargazer​ – The Sky is the Limit
36. Traveler​ – S/T
37. Sâver​ – They Came With Sunlight
38. Possessed​ – Revelations of Oblivion
39. Crypt Sermon​ – The Ruins of Fading Light
40. Gatecreeper​ – Deserted


Hei, folkens.

Fra og med i dag går jeg ut i permisjon. Noen har nok skjønt det allerede, men det er altså formering på gang. Det betyr at jeg ikke kan produsere podkast, henge på sosiale medier og svare på epost i tide og utide. Jeg har derimot vært føre var, så det kommer nye Jernverket-episoder hver fredag til og med 15. november. “Månedens utgivelse” med Katakomben er også planlagt ut desember, men det blir dessverre ingen julekalender i år. Jeg vet ikke hvor lenge jeg blir borte ennå, men jeg kommer sterkere tilbake i løpet av 2020.

I mellomtiden håper jeg du fortsetter å følge Jernverket i podkastappen din, på Facebook, Instagram og Twitter. Jeg lover å oppdatere dere i blant. Spre ordet og hør på heavy metal!

Vi høres plutselig.

Hilsen Helle.

Farewell Keep it True

I’ve had some wonderful times at Keep it True since my debut in 2011. An exclusive Griffin show, Satan and Witch Cross’s comebacks, Heavy Load finally playing live, stellar performances from Praying Mantis, Ashbury, Saracen, Cirith Ungol and this year’s Sabïre, Idle Hands and Vicious Rumors, just to mention a few. I’ve been traveling and staying with a group of 12–15 fellow Norwegians every year, and together we’ve made Keep it True a solid tradition. But now we’ve had enough. We are not coming back again.

Keep it True has never been a well-organized festival. The ticket sales system and the entrance line has been an absolute catastrophe every year. Changes made have only made it worse. We’ve spent hours and hours standing in line, sometimes losing the first (and second) band, other times still unable to get tickets.

Keep it True are not communicating with their audience when there are cancellations and rearrangements. At this year’s festival they showed no will to keep us posted about the Agent Steel situation. The audience waited for almost two hours and there were no excuses after the “show”. It’s not the first time John Cyriis has fucked up, but at least we got a good replacement the last time he did. The Candlemass gig was canceled last minute. Keep it True should have told us when they knew, not keeping us in the dark, letting rumors flow. The time schedule was changed on Saturday because of this, and Midnight’s spot was moved once, then back again. No information. Things like these have happened every year, mostly with headliners. Why are Keep it True even booking these unreliable time bombs again and again? They should’ve never gotten the chance!

Keep it True used to be a cheap festival. A few years ago the price of a ticket rose. Keep it True told us it was to keep the camping area free. Why should the ones staying outside the camp sponsor the ones staying in it? I’d be happy to pay a fee for camping if I were using the spot, but I’m not.

Keep it True decided to use rechargeable cards as the only valid payment option during the festival. It did not decrease the lines. It just added another one. Last year I waited two hours just to buy a card. And the paying process has not quickened compared to when we used cash.

Keep it True’s line-ups are getting less interesting each year. The posters are becoming repetitive. I love Cirith Ungol, but to have them headlining both days next year is a clear sign on lack of fantasy and guts. Keep it True’s focus in general is, weirdly enough, obscure American metal bands. Expensive to book and too often – too boring. Don’t tell us there aren’t enough good bands out there! As an example: Why does Keep it True ignore the Nordic metal scene? There are tons of bands fitting the Keep it True poster, but none of those are invited, though close, cheap, well-known and loved all over the world.

Keep it True are not welcoming to new bands within the hardrock, heavy, power and thrash metal scene. No wonder the audience’s age average is close to 60. I love that people older than 25 go to festivals, do not misunderstand me, but to keep the metal scene alive we need some fresh blood, or else we’ll all succumb to an eternal musical hell in just a few years.

Keep it True has never been good at taking criticism. Well-founded proposals and complaints about bookings, toilets, lines, ticket sales, prices, food and general communication with the festival audience are completely overlooked.

We have told you every year. You have not listened. Next year you can count 15 Norwegians less.

Helle Stenkløv
Hostess of Jernverket

Jernverkets utvalgte: NettleCarrier

Annonse/sponset innhold fra Indie Recordings.

NettleCarriers debutplate, “Nettlecarrier”, kom ut på Indie Recordings i 2012.

Ringrevene i NettleCarrier leverer klassisk, primitiv og kjølig black metal med et akkurat passe nedstøvet og mudrete lydbilde. Kjappe riff, dype snerr og blastbeats med enkelte seige pauser gir deg akkurat den styrken du trenger når du river ned de siste religiøse symbolene i nabolaget. I Helvete Kristus skal forgaa.

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Årets beste utgivelser 2018

Jernverket-lytterne har talt: Dette er fjorårets 40 beste utgivelser.

Med 298 forslag måtte lista rett og slett utvides til topp 40. Det kom utrolig mye bra i fjor. Førsteplassen var likevel soleklar: Gratulerer, Black Viper! For å feire “Hellions of Fire” kommer det en podkastepisode med Black Viper i morgen klokka 12.00. Abonner på Jernverket podkast NÅ!

Se fullstendig liste nederst i innlegget.

    Årets beste utgivelser 2018

  1. Black Viper – Hellions of Fire
  2. Mare – Ebony Tower
  3. Judas Priest – Firepower
  4. Obliteration – Cenotaph Obscure
  5. Aura Noir – Aura Noire
  6. Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods
  7. Behemoth – I Loved You at Your Darkest
  8. Djevel – Blant svarte graner
  9. Funeral Mist – Hekatomb
  10. Whoredom Rife – Nid – hymner av hat
  11. Deathhammer – Chained to Hell
  12. Vreid – Lifehunger
  13. Dimmu Borgir – Eonian
  14. YOB – Our Raw Heart
  15. Marduk – Viktoria
  16. Ghost – Prequelle
  17. One Tail, One Head – Worlds Open, Worlds Collide
  18. Sleep – The Sciences
  19. Knokkelklang – Jeg begraver
  20. Void Eater – II
  21. Sepulcher – Panoptic Horror
  22. Cor Scorpii – Ruin
  23. Svartidaudi – Revelations Of The Red Sword
  24. Voivod – The Wake
  25. Craft – White Noise and Black Metal
  26. Shakma – The House Of Possession
  27. Portal – Ion
  28. Tomb Mold – Manor of Infinite Forms
  29. Cultes des Ghoules – Sinister, or Treading the Darker Paths
  30. Tribulation – Down Below
  31. Urarv – Argentum
  32. Nachash – Phantasmal Triunity
  33. Watain – Trident Wolf Eclipse
  34. Flight – A Leap Through Matter
  35. Negativ – Projections
  36. Tusmørke – Fjernsyn i farver
  37. Turboneger – Rock’n’Roll Machine
  38. Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik – Hugsjá
  39. Uada – Cult of a Dying Sun
  40. Amorphis – Queen of time

Jernverkets utvalgte: Obliteration

Annonse/sponset innhold fra Indie Recordings.

Etter fem års ventetid er “Cenotaph Obscure” endelig i platehyllene hos Indie Recordings.

Obliteration serverer aggressiv, dissonant og atmosfærisk death metal som spenner fra det seige og dystre til det halsbrekkende og gnistrende. Bandet har tatt det beste fra death metalens historie og krydret det med en knivsodd doom, thrash, black, hardcore punk og psych. Produksjonen er glimrende og sørger for at hvert enkelt instrument får den plassen det trenger. Obliteration har overgått seg selv som musikere og låtskrivere, og dermed gitt ut ett av de beste albumene i 2018.

“Cenotaph Obscure” er en reise, og fungerer best dersom du lytter på plata i sin helhet. Ellers kan du fort bli sittende og se deg over skulderen, redd for å slå av lyset.