Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Benedictum - Obey

Benedictum - Obey (2013) Frontiers Records
Produced by John Herrera
Tracks : 1.Dream of the Banshee 2.Fractured 3.Obey 4.Fighting for my life 5.Scream 6.Evil that we do 7.Crossing over 8.Cry 9.Thornz 10.Die to love you 11.Apex nation 12.Retrograde
2 out of 5

California metallers Benedictum releases their 4th album "Obey" this fall and the new album feature the new line up of Veronica Freeman - Vocals, Pete Wells - Guitar, Rikard Stjernqvist - Drums (Jag Panzer) and Aric Avina - Bass.
They still deliver timeless heavy metal and there are some good songs on "Obey" such as "Scream", "Retrograde" and "Fractured" but the previous album "Dominion" is stronger.
I don´t think the production is that heavy and several songs don´t move me at all, the band just doesn´t sound dangerous enough so to speak.
Former Black Sabbath singer Tony Martin is guesting on "Cry" but the song feels like an album filler I´m afraid, I expected more from Benedictum.
Recommended if you like Savatage, TT Quick, Warrior.

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