Auka Seniems Dievams
(Ledo Takas Records)

Heathen War Metal from Lithuania that gets even more interesting by the use of their mother language (I don’t tink it’s Russian what they speak in Lithuania nowadays, but I wouldn’t bet my ass on that). The fact that they don’t use real extreme vocals supports this effect. Actually, the singer reminds me a bit of MOONSPELL. As I already mentioned, the music OBTEST are playing is rather melodic Pagan Black Metal. But apart from their language I wouldn’t consider OBTEST to be that exotic. “Auka Seniems Dievams” therefore is “just” a strong album within the borders of this genre, maybe a little more kick ass than other recordings. So I’d go for it, but if you can track down a copy of the limited vinyl version: there is one bonus track on it! By the way, label and band are looking for distributors and gig promoters. Contact: ledo@banga.lt www.obtest.lt

Ramon Claassen

Ramon Claassen

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