Album Review: Obsequiae — “Aria of Vernal Tombs”

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Ever listened to an album for the first time and gotten that rush of fizzing sparks up and down your spine? When I discovered Obsequiae’s 2011 debut Suspended in the Brume of Eos [after reading their brilliant interview with Invisible Oranges], I’m fairly sure my mind went blank as I heard what I had been waiting for my entire life: something that existed in the infinitesimal overlap of metal and the middle ages. Suspended has been in constant rotation ever since that first listen and I’ve been anticipating more work from them, curious about where they would take their sound. Thankfully, their follow-up, Aria of Vernal Tombs, was worth the wait. Continue reading