The Engines Of Armageddon

Obelisk (demo)

Written by: PP on 25/12/2010 03:27:27

Ugh. That was my first impression of The Engines Of Armageddon and their demo "Obelisk". Now I understand it's a demo and all, but awful production and mixing which leaves the instruments messy and the vocals quiet just isn't acceptable in 2010 anymore. Decent recording technology is available to anyone with money, and even those who cannot afford extra tech can always use their home computers to create a nice sounding mix. That's why it's painful to listen to the messy, echoing garbage production of "Obelisk" demo that damn near prevents me from properly judging what's happening on the record.

Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, King Crimson. And a bunch of stoner/metal. That's pretty much the influences for this record in a nutshell, except they are interpreted and executed in a strange stoner/thrash hybrid form. Coarse vocals, lots of down-tuned groove, soloing and that sort of stuff in six-minute plus songs. The second track introduces some sludge as well, but that could just be the production giving the guitars extra distortion for all I know. The third song introduces thrash metal speeds, but it's extremely difficult to appreciate anything given the god-awful production throughout. My advice: don't release anything before you've got the basics straight, this can impossibly be of value to anyone.


Download: N/A
For the fans of: Thin Lizzy meets Black Sabbath and stoner
Listen: Myspace

Release date October 2010

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