Plunging you forever into abyssal darkness and spewing forth filth and molten darkness is Innsmouth. The band behind Innsmouth is Obed Marsh and within this release you can find some of the darkest and most sinister doom out there. With its tentacles, Innsmouth drags you to the depths and submerges you in pitch black darkness as it propels you toward your very own demise. Innsmouth is a brooding and soul sucking release that grabs you by the throat right from the beginning pulling you under the riptides, and by the end your carcass will have washed ashore.
After a brief prologue, Obed Marsh kicks the album off with Innsmouth Ritual which sets the tone for the rest of the album. Each song-excluding the prologue and epilogue-is played at a heart stopping and blood freezing pace. All throughout this release you get dirges of sinister doom that seem to be out on the prowl for blood themselves. Every single song on Innsmouth is utterly sinister and monstrous and the deeper you get into the album the more likely it is that you will never return from the abyssal soundscapes that Obed Marsh provides. Innsmouth is a twisting and lurching album that drags you to the very depths of the sea for you to be fed on by Lovecraftian monsters.
Innsmouth is all together a harrowing listen that shrouds you in a thick malevolent fog. As each song passes they work their way through your ears and into your brain manifesting themselves there for quite a long time. Even though each song sounds like evil lurking, they are mesmerizing in a gruesome and sickening way. The entire album as a whole is gnarled, raw and monstrous as though it was a great malicious ancient creature from the deep emerging again to consume the souls of the innocent.
There isn’t a song on this release that you would want to skip. This entire record is a mesmerizing piece of work that keeps you captivated and focused on the brooding evil that is Obed Marsh. Innsmouth is murky, purely blasphemous and heavy slab of earth scorching doom metal and it is unopologetically so. It revels in darkness and thrives off of the visceral fear that you have when listening. All throughout this record, Obed Marsh buzzes your brain right out of your skull and rumbles along cracking the earth making room for the malevolent creatures of the underworld to walk the earth freely and drag anyone they can back down with them.
Obed Marsh not only provides you with undeniably heavy doom, but they also provide you with a damning atmosphere as well that is just as heavy. If you don’t collapse under the sheer weight of the music itself, you will crumble under the dense and dismal atmosphere that Obed Marsh provides for you. With the combination of murky doom and thick abysmal atmosphere, you get a listen that is mystifying, intriguing and just plain heavy. The entire listen is menacing and the songs are pained and horrifying and as soon as you begin listening you just can’t peel yourself away from your headphones or speakers.
This debut album is a great listen and is a must for any and all doom fans. Take a trip through Innsmouth with Obed Marsh, but be wary, you may not make it back in one piece…
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