Demonic Obedience are a solo project from Greece that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Nocturnal Hymns To The Fallen" which will be released in May as a joint effort between Satanath Records and Severed Records.
Clean guitar playing starts off the album and after a few seconds the music goes into more of a dark and brutal direction along with some demonic death metal growls and the songs also b ring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the faster sections using a great amount of brutal blast beats.
Morbid sounding melodies can be heard in some of the riffing while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion while t hey also have their chaotic moments and you can also hear elements of doom metal in the slower guitar riffing.
When tremolo picking its adds in elements of black metal and clean playing also returns in certain sections of the recording and some of t he tracks a re very long and epic in length and black metal screams are utilized more as the album progresses and while the music is mostly rooted in the 90's it still sounds very modern.
Demonic Obedience plays a style of blackened death metal that is very dark, heavy and brutal and mixes the old school dark death metal style of the 90's with some of the modern day brutality, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, blasphemous and occult themes.
In my opinion Demonic Obedience are a very great sounding blackened death metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Portal Of The Sacred Kan" "Nocturnal Imagery" and "Gehenna". 8 out of 10.