Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Obake - Obake

Rare Noise Records, 2011

Obake refers to a Japanese folklore term for a shape-shifting spirit or beast. This mind-bending debut album starts with crushing death-doom and proceeds to go on a twisted, atmospheric journey cloaked in Patton-esque weirdness. Dark, haunting and heavy.

"Obake have produced an album that resonates, a truly captivating and at times unsettling listen that if you permit you will lose yourself within; in simple terms it’s a doom metal album, but this is so much more ambitious and even experimental which is down to the abilities of the musicians involved – if you have ever listened to Earth, Sunn O))), Popul Vuh or Coil then Obake are worthy of your attention… Just don’t go on your own…" - Louder Than War

LIYL: Uffomammut, Disembowelment, Zu, Fantomas, The Melvins, Esoteric, Bill Laswell, Justin Broadrick, Bongripper

Website : Myspace : dl


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Great post !

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Obake is the most underrated Japanese band I've ever seen in my whole life!

IMI said...

Link's dead. I've never heard of this one.