Eternal Oblivion - Human Fields (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

Release Date: 
30 Jun 2014 - 11:30pm

I'm not going to draw this review out. Eternal Oblivion do a mighty fine job with their eight track Human Fields album. It's just good, honest old school thrash with a bit of death thrown in. Slightly raspy vocals are well balanced against the thrashing guitars and there's plenty to shake your head to. There are no synths.

Tunes like Tyrant have the heavier sections punctuated with mellower parts so you can give the weary neck a bit of a rest and you can also get down to the powerful solos which are all quite magificent. I don't mean to use the word 'simple' in a derogative sense, I just mean that this album isn't bloated or over-blown. Eternal Oblivion have just come out of their corner punching, battered their opponent (whoever/whatever that may be) and then gone for a sit-down. No messing about - just simple, head-shaking, salt of the earth metal.

There's nothing spectaularly outstanding (no clever tricks or production techniques) on here but it does what it says on the tin. Thrashy death fun. For fans of the old school who dig early Anthrax, Metallica, Overkill etc