ARTIST: Obscure Devotion
TITLE: Ubi Certa Pax Est
STYLE: Esoteric Blackened Death Metal
FORMAT: JEWEL CD
LABEL: Dark Horizon Records / Dawning Septic Productions
RELEASE NUMBER: DHR036 / DSP003
YEAR: April 5, 2019
INCLUDED IN THIS VERSION:
Obscure Devotion "Ubi Certa Pax Est" Jewel Case CD
2.5" x 4.5" Hand Numbered Collectors Card
4" x 4" Album Art Vinyl Sticker
3" x 3" Dark Horizon Records Logo Vinyl Sticker
Dark Horizon Records and Canada's Dawning Septic Productions collaborate to re-issue this excellent album on Jewel Case CD with 12 page booklet, song lyrics and esoteric artwork. Limited to 300 hand numbered copies.
OBSCURE DEVOTION have released so far 3 studio albums, of which the newest is the monolithic "UBI CERTA PAX EST". We are in fact facing a multifaceted reality which has been able to channel in its new opus an outstanding and intriguing mix of black, death and post! By rejecting the idea to fall into abused solutions, the band delivers in full an opus which is daring and experimental. Fueled by a pure "Italian approach" to extreme music OBSCURE DEVOTION set their path for a personal and unique interpretation of the genre.
An album which will take you on a violent journey through death and rebirth! Prepare yourselves to find the place "where peace is assured"! Another amazing release Dark Horizon Records are proud to offer you! OBSCURE DEVOTION deliver an album that is special, unique and worthy of the attention of those dark souls interested in music that scars your soul while illuminating your mind. A great recording with memorable riffs and songwriting. Recorded, mixed and mastered at 16th Cellar Studio, Rome. An excellent band from the Italian underground which deserves your support!
Artwork by ANIMVS.
Logo by C. Szpajdel (Lord of Logos).
Haunting medieval ambience starts the record off with a definitively
strong atmosphere. There is a filthy groove that has clear roots in
Death Metal as blastbeats, caustic riffing and snarled vocals drop us
into a brutal barrage of excellency with killer songwriting and
incredibly tight musicianship with magnificent production to match.
Consistently battering, this album is devastatingly heavy but we do get
some gorgeously melodic interluding atmospherics that offer a nice
diversity to the soundscapes which do not stray to far from the hellish
onslaught that made such a strong opening impact. The sheer might and
passion that is driven forth from the monolithic riffing and drum work
provides a perfect force for the hateful vocals to be thrown over with a
fierce performance from the full band. There are additionally some
unpredictably techy sections that work surprisingly well with the
death-march of Blackened Death Metal intensity, these add some wickedly
groove-hooked progressions to the meaty mix of extremity. These guys
have some brilliant ideas while sticking to a fairly well-established
style of Blackened Death Metal but deliver it pretty damn flawlessly.
Ferociously heavy and reliably well-written with an awesome blend of
aggression and melody, this is a really solid album and definitely worth
a spin. -8/10
1. Meet The Sorrow 01:05
2. Ubi Certa Pax Est 07:26
3. Burning Blades Of Frozen Tears 06:53
4. Dreaming A Dead Home 04:58
5. The Sign Of Pain 06:09
6. On Butterfly Wings 07:45
7. Arrivederci pt. 1 02:39
8. Arrivederci pt. 2 02:10
9. Beyond The Flesh 06:17
10. Last Embrace 02:16