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OBSCURITY - Tenkterra - CD - Trollzorn - 2010

review by: Mladen Škot

Since Obscurity's approach is so similar to Helfahrt's (reviewed in this same issue, released by the same label) we're spending more time trying to remember who the hell the band was that started all this than enjoying the music. Anyway, to Obscurity's credit, their riffs are classier, their sound is firmer, and the screams, if not exactly awesome, at least sound less like nursery rhymes and are placed quite a bit better. You can also notice a few nice melodies and licks here and there. Still, Tenkterra is your standard straightforward rocking, clean sounding (changed the order between the words so that it doesn't look like I'm copy-pasting the other review), sometimes thrashing, sometimes blasting, allegedly pagan... argh, they just went into a clean interlude, just like Helfahrt. Where were we? Look, you can still do uplifting, good sounding, energetic music that still sounds equally great live and at home. But then it would be power metal or something, not this. Tenkterra is merely interesting on a CD, but it does not really work. How about recording albums like this live, or at least in a rehearsal space, and avoiding studios at all cost? (5/10)

 

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ISSUE 73
ALBUM REVIEWS

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MUSICA FICTA
A Child & a Wel

NATTFOG
Mustan Auringon

NECHOCHWEN
Azimuths to the

NEPHELIUM
Coils of Entrop

NIHILISTIKRYPT
Psykhosis

NORTHERN VALENT...
Fin de si

OBSCURITY
Tenkterra

ORWELL
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