|Bulgarian blues and doom metal torchbearers OBSIDIAN SEA premiere their fourth full-length ‘Pathos’ in its entirety, ahead of its official release this Friday 4th February 4th on Ripple Music.
“They hold to such a methodical feel and each procession is executed with such a purposeful feel that it’s that much easier to be moved along with it.” The Obelisk
“They will take you on a journey through their mythical landscapes grounded in fantasy, to distract you from the grim world we live in.” More Fuzz
“Seven songs dripping with strong melodies, atmospheric musings and wanderlust.” The Razor’s Edge
“A jaunty slice of fairly upbeat prog rock.” Angry Metal Guy
New album ‘Pathos’ is a work in which the trio injected truckloads of heaviness, a feeling of naive exuberance, aggression, dreamlike melancholy and introspection all at once. This is a record by a band that intends to express utmost honesty without any fear or apology, “a therapeutic process of emotional release through the music, but also one of establishing a truer human connection within the band” as described by the trio.
OBSIDIAN SEA New album ‘Pathos’
Out February 4th on Ripple Music
formed in 2009 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Their style is a dark and atmospheric take on proto-rock and heavy with a progressive touch and a strong highlight on melodies. The trio has released three albums: ‘Between Two Deserts’ (2012), ‘Dreams, Illusions, Obsession’ (2015) and their Ripple Music debut ‘Strangers’ (2019).
About the new album ‘Pathos’, vocalist Anton Avramov explains: “The very word “pathos” has, through time, accumulated a rich and sometimes contradictory meaning ranging from pity to disdain, implying care or confrontation. In any sense, it was a fitting title for an album dealing with themes like mourning the lost sense of wonder, longing for a renewed connection with one’s existence that was once seen through myth, fable, rite, and could perhaps still be reached by hope, humility and sacrifice. What could be seen thus as simply a juvenile escapist fantasy could perhaps be thought of as a rather sober look upon the fragility of the romantic and the insistence that a world bereft of wonder is also deprived of honesty and therefore inspiration.”
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Anton Avramov – Guitars And Vocals
Delyan Karaivanov – Bass And Backing Vocals
Bozhidar Parvanov – Drums
OBSIDIAN SEA links
RIPPLE MUSIC links