“Called To Rise” is solid from start to finish but some tracks stand out especially. “Black Veils Of Justice” was the first song I ever heard from Oblivion. Fast, furious, and punishing – it is the reason I’m currently writing this positive review. Highly recommended track. You can watch the music video for it below. Likewise, you can watch the music video for “Reclamation” above. The song smacks you with the heaviness right away and keeps a great pace between it’s extreme technicality and blast beats. At the end it crushes you with a breakdown featuring some very awesome, experimental time changes. “Binary Souls” is just plain great. Yet again, the band’s experimental side really comes out on this track through serious tempo changes and an element of diversity. “Annunaki” is another track that will floor you almost immediately. It might be one of the heaviest tracks on the record, transitioning from slicing blast beats to punishing brutality seamlessly. “Reigns In Fire” opens apocalyptic portals. Enough said. “Multiverse” is easily among the best tracks featured on the album. It opens up with eerily beautiful music through weaving guitar and piano only to smash you eardrums with straight up metal \m/ Well composed and executed, it brings out all the best elements of Oblivion as a musical unit.
And the verdict is obvious. “Called To Rise” stands tall as what’s sure to be one of the best Death Metal releases of 2013. This album is highly recommended to Death Metal enthusiasts and metal heads in general. Heavy, intelligent, and moshable \m/ Not to mention the guys themselves are great people. Go ahead and watch the music videos Oblivion has released to get an idea of the greatness held in “Called To Rise”. And if you enjoy the record as much as we do, be sure to go support Oblivion with a download on Bandcamp and keep them at #1! If you want a physical copy, ACT NOW! There was a limited pressing of 1,000 and half of them are already gone. Stay metal my friends \m/