Castevet - Obsian


7.7 | 35 votes |
Release date: 15 October 2013
Style: Progressive black metal, Post-metal, Hardcore

Owners:

25 have it
10 want it


01. The Tower
02. Cavernous
03. The Curve
04. As Fathomed By Beggars And Victims
05. Obsian
06. The Seat Of Severance

Line-up
Andrew Hock - guitars, vocals
Ian Jacyszyn - drums
Nicholas "Nick" McMaster - bass

Guest musicians
Amy Mills - trumpet

Bit of a mouthful that style description. Don't let it put you off though, Castevet's sound has always been a bitch to accurately describe but one thing's for sure: this is a top quality record. If their début wasn't already brilliant enough (which it was), Obsidian pushes the envelope even further and expands on their scorched-Earthen sound with a flawlessly organic progressive edge, with influences from Virus and Enslaved, if their sound is anything to go by.



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20.08.2013 - 01:07
Paz
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Posts: 2875
From: Poland

New track called 'As Fathomed By Beggars And Victims' here.

So, I wasn't too far from the truth... Nowadays they sound quite progressive to my ears.
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19.09.2013 - 20:09
Paz
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Posts: 2875
From: Poland

...and we have another song:

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19.09.2013 - 20:18
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Sounds absolutely phenomenal.
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08.10.2013 - 17:49
Paz
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Posts: 2875
From: Poland

Great, the whole thing is streaming here.
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08.10.2013 - 18:04
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Over half way through now. Really nice stuff indeed. More natural sounding and easier on the ear than the debut.
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08.10.2013 - 18:40
Nefarious
Doom Knight

Posts: 5103
From: UAE

Giving this a spin now, enjoying it quite a bit so far.
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"FUCK!!! You're the fucking 5th person asking me in an interview about the woman in the bathtub… The problem is that I AM the fucking person in the bathtub, and I AM a fucking MAN, for fuck's sake! I hate you all!" ~ Herr Morbid
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08.10.2013 - 19:06
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Anyone else getting lots of Enslaved and a bit of Virus in this?
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08.10.2013 - 20:38
Rating: 8
mz

Posts: 4001


Checked two songs and they were really cool. Will go for the whole thing tomorrow
@^ I feel virus and also, thanks for staff pick
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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08.10.2013 - 20:55
Mr. Doctor
Skandino

Posts: 16468
From: Sweden

Listened to the whole things just a few hours ago. It was excellent.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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10.10.2013 - 16:03
Rating: 9
R'Vannith
ghedengi

Posts: 3099
From: Australia

Enslaved and Virus for sure, my only obstacle is the coarse vocals, hopefully I grow accustomed to them as the music is brilliant!
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16.10.2013 - 22:30
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Such a great album. The production is absolutely tremendous, and as such everything comes through spot on.
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17.10.2013 - 02:37
Nefarious
Doom Knight

Posts: 5103
From: UAE

Agreed. This album is fast becoming one of my favourites of the year.
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"FUCK!!! You're the fucking 5th person asking me in an interview about the woman in the bathtub… The problem is that I AM the fucking person in the bathtub, and I AM a fucking MAN, for fuck's sake! I hate you all!" ~ Herr Morbid
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09.12.2013 - 19:00
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free

Posts: 2400
From: Syria

Both the Enslaved and the Virus reference are spot on. One of this year's highlights.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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19.12.2013 - 23:33
Rating: 9
Diverge

Posts: 1258
From: Canada
Amazing. One of the releases I was sleeping on this year, and one of the year's best.
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24.12.2013 - 01:34
Rating: 9
Chobo_jokeR

Posts: 357
From: Canada

I've been meaning to listen to this ever since I saw JOOE's staff pick. Finally got around to it and it did not disappoint. I was pulled in from the first note until the last. Fantastic album. More spins to come.
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24.12.2013 - 06:14
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist

Posts: 2187
From: Argentina

5:59 to 6:40 on Cavernous. Just how awesome can awesome be?
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28.05.2014 - 23:54
Rating: 7
Ilham
Giant robot

Posts: 5079
From: Canada

As the movie buff that I am, I'm wondering if the name Castevet has something to do with Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. It's the name of "bad guy".
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10.06.2014 - 23:57
Rating: 8
JayMo4

Posts: 177
From: USA

Definitely an album I wish more people would check out. Seems like it could be more popular if more knew it existed.
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11.06.2014 - 00:06
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist

Posts: 18929
From: Canada

Written by JayMo4 on 10.06.2014 at 23:57
Definitely an album I wish more people would check out. Seems like it could be more popular if more knew it existed.

I'm surprised it has fewer than 30 votes here to be honest, upon its release it had been reviewed by Pitchfork and virtually every metal webzine and most of the reviews were extremely positive. I do think with more exposure to the right crowd that the overall rating would be a lot higher, but the black metal-hardcore hybrid isn't exactly the most accessible genre around.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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11.06.2014 - 23:04
Rating: 8
JayMo4

Posts: 177
From: USA

Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.06.2014 at 00:06
upon its release it had been reviewed by Pitchfork and virtually every metal webzine and most of the reviews were extremely positive.


Right, and that's how I heard about it. So I was kind of surprised more people didn't. Then again, I'm one of those obsessives that scours every best of the year list I can find in hopes to discover stuff I haven't heard yet.
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27.12.2015 - 17:23
Joe Zombie

Posts: 505
From: USA

I'm upset that I just discovered this album. Too bad there wont be more... This is excellent.
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