Gorguts – “Obscura” Double LP
Canadian death metal innovators of the 1990s. Words like relentless and punishing don’t really do this one justice. “Obscura is technical, jarring, quite often harsh and discordant, yet maintains a seamless flow and includes elements of disciplined groove and sophisticated harmony.” Not far removed from what Coalesce and also (the less well known) Thoughts of Ionesco were doing at a similar time. Recorded in 1994 and then released on CD in 1998, repressed on vinyl for the first time in 2012, and again in 2019, by War On Music.