Echelon and their album Indulgence over Abstinence Behind the Obsidian Veil is exactly like taking a dagger to the jugular. Echelon is a brutalizing force, one that is over powering and quite frankly can be pretty intimidating. Echelon is fronted by ex-Bolt Thrower and ex-Benediction vocalist David Ingram. So not only do you get a bulldozer of crushing sounds coming from your speakers, but you get throat slitting and head ripping vocals to boot. Indulgence over Abstinence Behind the Obsidian Veil is a thirty-five minute venture into a psychopath’s labyrinth in which you will never return.
The old school touch is there of course. There’s nothing fancy about what happens in this album whatsoever, and you don’t get anything that is over technical or anything like that. Instead what you get is a pure onslaught of blood drunk death metal.
Indulgence over Abstinence Behind the Obsidian Veil has a very large feeling to it. Even though the album is relatively short with there not being a whole lot of songs, the album still feels as though it is a monolith. Echelon created an album where there is no fat but there is all meat and flesh.
With no frills and fancy anything to muddy up what their purpose for the album was, Echelon brings forth a bleeding slab of fleshy death metal. Indulgence over Abstinence Behind the Obsidian Veil is a rolling death machine that has no intention of stopping until the human race has been laid to waste.
Indulgence over Abstinence Behind the Obsidian Veil and its pure brute strength is enough to take the Hulk head on and win. The sound that you get is a sound that you can only achieve once you have complete and utter disregard for any living being.
There is no mistaking what you are listening to, but once you open the case and pop the CD in you may not know what you have gotten yourself into. And what you may have gotten yourself into is a battle with a psychotic serial killer that you just cannot win.
Each song is just as potent as the last and each song begins and ends with guitars that maim and lobotomize, drums that blast and pummel you like the slab of meat that you are all backed with a bass that hacks away and picks at your organs. The album wouldn’t feel completely monstrous and devastating without a vocal performance that’s blood letting and utterly subterranean.
There isn’t anything that is slithering or hidden in Indulgence over Abstinence Behind the Obsidian Veil, instead everything is out in the open from the very beginning, and instead of being stalked and hiding in shadows, Echelon meets you face to face only to slice your throat and harvest your limbs. Indulgence over Abstinence Behind the Obsidian Veil is a bulldozing powerhouse and is an album that any death metal fan should have on their shelf.
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