Opposer – Darkest Path (Review)

OpposerThis is the second album from Spanish death metallers Opposer.

This is old-school death metal with an equally old-school thrash influence. A mix of Obituary, Death, Bolt Thrower, and Sepultura, if you will.

Yep, everything about this album screams out as if it was born decades ago and has only just now seen the light of the crypt. The production included, which is authentically classic-era death metal too.

The singer sounds like a cross between those of Obituary and Death, with a distinctive snarling delivery.

The songs mix various elements from the band’s influences into tracks that obviously know what they’re doing as they pay homage to the greats in their own way. They’re well-written with a good feel for the source material, and provide some good tunes for the listener to get their teeth into. They’re not above using melody and atmosphere to achieve their goals either, which is great to hear. A track like Holy Lies shows off their various strengths well, and is one of my favourites on the album.

If you’re in the mood for some disgustingly old-school underground death metal, then you can do a lot worse than this.

Check them out.

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