Obscura Qalma are a band from Italy that plays a very symphonic and orchestra driven form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "From The Sheol To The Aperion" which was released by Metal Scrap Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the ep while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals bring in a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of melody and they also mix symphonic and orchestra elements in with the heavier sections of the music.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very modern blackened death metal style while also having their melodic moments as well as the songs also mixing in a good amount of modern extreme metal influences, clean playing can also be heard briefly on the closing track.
Obscura Qalma plays a musical style that is very heavily rooted in a modern style of blackened death metal while the symphonic and orchestra elements makes the songs stand out a lot more. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Mysticism, Occultism, Death and Philosophical themes.
In my opinion Obscura Qalma are a very great sounding symphonic blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Misanthropic Perception" and "Roots Of Evil". 8 out of 10.