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Gorguts - Obscura

The album Obscura by Gorguts is just so heavy and addicting. It’s not an easy listen, but when it clicks, you keep discovering new levels.

I shall reborn as a faceless one Darkly splendid world confinement in rapture

I remembered hearing about Gorguts in the 90s. I probably heard them on the local college radio station that had some metal shows that play all sorts of stuff. Between that and Napster, that’s how I discovered most of what I listen to now. In the Napster days, I couldn’t get into death metal as much. It was more doom back then.

I’d say 10 years or go, I started exploring death metal deeper and came across Gorguts’ Clouded on YouTube. I really liked it, so I tried exploring their other stuff, but there wasn’t much available back then and the CDs were hard to find. Some I could get into and others not so much.

A Couple of years ago, I got myself into a technical death metal kick and saw that Obscura was available on Amazon, so I ordered it. I put my headphones on and started listening to it while I was doing something else, thinking it might take some time to grow on me. I started getting focused on the music and listened to it straight through, which is very unusual for me with something new. Subsequently, I found myself needing to listen to it again, so I did.

This may be the only CD that’s like this for me, but I cannot just listen to one song. I have to listen to it straight through and focus on the music. Every time I do, I notice some subtle differences. It’s just dark, twisted music, but so intense. It’s unrelenting crushing metal.

I’m finding myself wanting to listen to it now while writing this, but I know I’d have to focus on that. I’d have to spend an hour listening to it, but have too many other things I need to do right now. If you like heavy stuff, pick it up! I just always feel like and can’t stop myself from having to listen to it straight through.