NE OBLIVISCARIS – “Urn” (Season of Mist)

Founded in the Australian coastal city of Melbourne, Ne Obliviscaris took the inspiration for their name from the proud motto of Argyll, Scotland’s Clan Campbell which means “forget not”. From the start, this collective of exceptional musicians made it clear that they did not intend to follow any trends or walk on well-trodden paths.

Ne Obliviscaris had just released a new album in October, “Urn” via Season of the Mist. I gave it a listen and I found it quite interesting. I have never heard of this band before so I was heavily interested in checking it out. Formed in 2003, Ne Obliviscaris (pronounced; Nay Ob-li-vis-kar-is) hit the live scene February, 2006 to widespread critical acclaim throughout Australia with many hailing their unique sound, intense live shows and talented line-up.

This melodic metal band from Australia has some good points. I liked the industrial vibe of mixing the light and the dark. It felt like Placebo meets Abbath in a kind of way. It gave me the feeling of Frankenstein and his monster created a metal band. The clean singer and violinist ,Tim Charles, gives a heavenly peaceful sound in contrast to the chaotic demon like growls of Xenyor. I must say some of the songs fell flat in conveying the emotions of the heavier parts but it still painted beautiful dark pictures in my mind. The album opener “Libera (Part 1) – Saturnine Spheres” and third track “Intra Venis” are two of my faves off this record.

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I found it very interesting the way the violin, heavy guitar and drums blended together to give it a dark Victorian feel. The contrast between the singers sold it for me I just wish Xenyor pulled more emotion into his powerful voice instead of at time’s falling flat. They both are very talented and I will be checking out their previous albums because now I want to catch up and be prepared for what they will have next. If you haven’t checked out their album please do. I am quite sure you will find it interesting and it will draw you in with its hypnotically vibrant sound and dark tone. Please keep following Capital Chaos TV and I for your music news and reviews. please check out my next Coast to Coast review where I bring you the best from Sacramento and Richmond VA, two of my home towns.

Check out Ne Obliviscaris, on the remaining dates of their tour with Allegaeon and grab a copy of their new album, online here or at a record store near you.

28 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
29 – Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
30 – Houston, TX – Acadia Live

December
1 – Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
3 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
4 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

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Author: Nikki Knight

Allegaeon announces North American tour with Ne Obliviscaris

Allegaeon will be touring in support of their latest release, Proponent for Sentience. Produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation), the album is a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept record that can rightfully sit alongside the true greats of the medium. Continue reading “Allegaeon announces North American tour with Ne Obliviscaris”

NE OBLIVISCARIS Announce New Album Release New Video

Australia’s visionary NE OBLIVISCARIS return with their stunning new album ‘Urn’. The album sees the forward-thinking band hone their unique and expansive style that blends the best of both the extreme and the progressive sides of metal. Epic tracks like “Intra Venus” and “Libera (Part’s 1 and 2)” exude power, grace, and the confidence of a band at their best. NE OBLIVISCARIS are one of modern metal’s most dynamic bands, and ‘Urn’is yet another masterpiece. NE OBLIVISCARIS have premiered “Intra Venus”, the first new track off their forthcoming album.

‘Urn’ will be released October 27th and is now available for pre-order across various CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
Regarding the new album, NE OBLIVISCARIS frontman Tim Charles: “After almost three years of honing our craft in every way that we possibly could, we finally present to you the first track from an album of which we could not be more proud of. ‘Urn’ feels like the culmination of all our years of hard work; the delivery of everything that we have wanted to create. Music and art as our imaginations see it fit to be. ‘Intra Venus’ is more concise than much of our work and is in fact the only song on ‘Urn’ under ten minutes, but one that we feel is a great introduction to the record. We hope that you will enjoy it.

Ne Obliviscaris Bring Their Rage To Sacramento Live Video Available

Ne Obliviscaris perform Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

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Ne Obliviscaris perform Devour Me, Colossus (Part I): Blackholes @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California