The Obscure Sybil, the debut EP from Oneiric Celephaïs, is the exact distillation of all that technical death metal can offer. Hailing from Florence, Oneiric Celephaïs have drawn inspiration from the works of Obscura and Spawn of Possession, but in their light, deftness of touch is a spark of pure originality which lifts them above the many simple imitators.
The unique creative alchemy which has brought The Obscure Sibyl to life also promises a myriad of magical music to come, which is why Gore House Productions have signed the band to a multi-album deal – something of a rarity in the current economic climes. The Obscure Sibyl is unveiled on August 7th 2020.
It’s pretty clear to see just why Gore House Productions has deviated from the norm with Oneiric Celephaïs. Especially with a band that champions technical death metal, a sub-genre that can range from stunning complexities to utter nonsense.
Which side does Oneiric Celephaïs fall on? Well, obviously the positive side and if this EP is anything to go on, the future is very bright for this band. The biggest takeaway being just how mind-expanding their brand of technical death is. The proficiency of the guitars balanced with deep, guttural vocals and machine-gun like drums.
It’s incredibly clever stuff but is also heavily focused on a brutality-driven sound too. Although the true star of the show is the final track, Vǫluspá. A massive effort that is over 12 minutes in length and starts off with mellow melody before flaring up brightly and delivering a substantial, heavyweight slab of methodical metal.
Oneiric Celephaïs – The Obscure Sybil Full Track Listing:
1. The Eldritch Dark
2. The Aeon of Death
3. From Beyond
Oneiric Celephaïs - The Obscure Sibyl (Gore House Productions)
The Final Score - 9/10