Metal Review – Obsequiae – Suspended in the Brume of Eos (2011)

Obsequiae - Suspended in the Brume of EosObsequiae has existed, in one form or another, for nearly 14 years, but Suspended in the Brume of Eos is their full-length debut. The band only took the name Obsequiae in 2007, but existed as Autumnal Winds among other band names.

Suspended in the Brume is incredibly impressive in many ways. Their blend of black metal with various other subgenres of metal, namely folk metal, just works well. As they weave in and out of strong melodies, each track comes straight at you with no remorse and no apologies. Let’s face it. Too many bands have tried to mix black metal with folk metal to only fail miserably. Obsequiae is one of the few bands that made this partnership work.

Whether the band is setting the mood with their intricate acoustic patterns or bringing the almost droning sound in their distorted sound, Obsequiae obviously knows what they are doing and they do it well. Not many bands can bring to the table what Obsequiae does and that is a testament to what they are doing right.

Suspended in the Brume of Eos Track Listing:
Altars of Moss
Sidhe
In the White Fields
Suspended in the Brume of Eos
Wildes Heer
The Wounded Fox
Atonement
Estas Redit
Arrows
The Starlit Shore
Boreas
Cabin Lights

Obsequiae’s debut full length, Suspended in the Brume of Eos is finally completed! Inventive medieval scales and acoustic guitars embrace a pristine atmosphere that truly sounds like no other band out there in the metal realm. We are all anxious to bring this beast to the masses! Expect passionate songwriting. Sweeping melodies. Crushing vocals. Suspended in the Brume of Eos has a tortured, yet beautiful black soul. Castle metal is born!