Yet another great masterpiece by the Prog/Thrash gods around Warrel Dane and Jeff Loomis. Soilwork's axe man Peter Wichers is responsible for the excellent production which is a crucial part of the impressively rough atmosphere.
Tracklist - The obsidian conspiracy
- 1.The Termination Proclamation
- 2.Your Poison Throne
- 3.Moonrise (Through Mirrors Of Death)
- 4.And The Maiden Spoke
- 5.Emptiness Unobstructed
- 6.The Blue Marble And The New Soul
- 7.Without Morals
- 8.The Day You Built The Wall
- 9.She Comes In Colors
- 10.The Obsidian Conspiracy
EMP Editorial Team (01.06.2010)
Five years of absence from a studio, an awesome live DVD, various solo projects, serious health problems of several band members plus the exit of guitar player Steve Smyth - all that has happened since the masterpiece "The godless endeavor" was released 2005 and now, but the Prog / Thrash icons from Seattle have persevered. To be more exact: Warrel Dane, Jeff Loomis & Co. once again do present us with a genre gem. Complex, sometimes even brutal, sometimes epic "And the maiden spoke" is an epitome of Nevermore’s style, as is the melancholic, yet angry-aggressive half-ballad "Emptyness unobstructed". Also brilliant: "The blue marble and the new soul", starting acoustically and developing into a sluggish, heavy anthem, or wonderfully experimental (especially towards the end) "She comes in colors". It’s really hard to pick a fave - the songs are all first-class material.