Emerging in 1999 from an unmarked grave somewhere in Cyprus, Obsequies shambles forth single-mindedly towards oblivion to dissect the crepuscular cruelty of early Black Metal before crudely reassembling the remains into a mangled musical abomination. Drudging up the deepest existential horrors that lie beyond the bounds of human consciousness, Obsequies disseminates two unholy demo execrations in 2002 and 2003 amongst an exclusive network of allies before returning to its obscure resting place.
As hostile as it is surreal, Obsequies’ minimalistic audial miasma is dense and fetid; resting on a basis of caustic, disjointed and vitriolic guitars driven by the pulsating arrhythmia of disfigured percussion. Cadaverous throats expel forgotten funeral chants, haunting and damning in their pernicious accusations while horrid melodies desiccated of all hope and tonality collapse, creaking and rattling through the hazy stench of decomposition that permeates the entire soundscape.
More than a decade later, Temple of Flesh and cohorts Order of Theta have disinterred and painstakingly restored these abhorrent recordings, presenting them herein as a limited cassette tape compendium.2017 — Temple of Flesh