Aetherius Obscuritas are a band form Hungary that plays a very raw, old school and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Martir" which was released as a joint effort between Grimm Distribution and Paragon Records.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams while the guitar solos and leads are also done in a very dark yet melodic style and the riffs also add in some melodies.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. A lot of the music also shows its roots in the 90's second wave era era along with some keyboards also being added into some parts of the album.
A few tracks also introduces clean vocals onto the recording along with another song also adding acoustic guitars onto the album as well as the music also having its atmospheric moments and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard, a couple of the later songs are also instrumentals. The production sounds very dark, raw and school while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and Hungarian and cover spiritual, symbolism and agony of death themes.
In my opinion Aethurius Obscuritas are a very great sounding raw, old school and atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "IIyen a ver" "The Frozen Lake Of Eternity" and "Destiny: Unknown". 8 out of 10.