No Clean Singing have premiered a new odd VIDS directed music video from tech death masters OBLIVION today. The suffocating and unsettling track, entitled “It Has Become”, is off the band’s critically acclaimed sophomore full length The Path Towards… which came out late last year on Unique Leader Records. OBLIVION – who features within its ranks composer and Antagony founder Dr. Nick Vasallo, All Shall Perish guitarist Ben Orum, thrash veteran Ted O’Neill, and former Zenith Passage drummer Luis Martinez – have proven once again why they are one of the most exciting bands in extreme metal.
Vocalist and bassist Dr. Nick Vasallo commented on the track,
“It Has Become” represents some of the main themes from “The Path Towards…”: Despite the billions of years of evolution leading to humanity’s total preeminence, we have created a technological dominion that is quickly growing out of our reach. The intertribal conflict and desire for material wealth that benefitted us millenia ago in a harsher, simpler world now chains us to the bottom of a rising ocean in which survival demands unity and order at a higher level. Our failure to surpass our limitations leaves a clear niche for a superior competitor to fill, to displace us, and to continue the cycle of oblivion.”
View the music video for “It Has Become” here via No Clean Singing.
Critical praise for The Path Towards…
“…technical as all hell and heavy as fuck…” — Metal Injection
“The songs are focused into brief spikes of brutality, lasting long enough to express themselves in no uncertain terms, but ending before they can develop any superfluous parts. It’s a credit to the songwriting skills of the band that they’ve managed to condense everything they want to say into thirty-five minutes of aural carnage. The Path Towards… has definitely been worth the wait.” — Wonderbox Metal
“…an excellent, content rich death metal record that deserves a spin or ten. It’s a dark and dissonant ode to extinction set on a universal, apocalyptic scale. It was easily worth the wait and gets better with every listen.” — The Circle Pit
“The overall tenure of The Path Towards… follows all the original formulaic necessities of traditional death metal, whilst simultaneously evolving the music into something much more experimental and almost symphonic in it’s arrangements – a testament to Vasallos abilities as an accomplished composer.” — Metal Nexus