Decibel Magazine is hosting an advance exclusive stream of The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings, the third album by cherished Minnesota castle metal act OBSEQUIAE, as the record is prepared for release through 20 Buck Spin this Friday.
The most immersive and hyper-focused album from OBSEQUIAE to date, The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings features a heightened sense of rhythmic definition, greater care in the depth of layers, and a shimmering clarity that elevates the uniquely realized character of a band unlike any other. Sweeping and vast, the otherworldly scope of the guitars, the anachronistic harp interludes, the percussive precision, and the range of ancient melodic beauty open portals to the immemorial.
In their December 2019 issue, Decibel Magazine featured The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings as the lead, featured review, writing how the act has, “an uncanny ability to write and perform music that is at once delicate and muscular, somehow binding together rabid extremity and trad-metal melodies that feel positively ancient into cohesive creations… this year’s third chapter is as gratifying and as compellingly listenable as the band has ever been.”
Stream OBSEQUIAE’s The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings early only through Decibel RIGHT HERE.
OBSEQUIAE will perform live including at several festivals in 2020. Watch for updates to be issued over the weeks ahead.
For the third time in a decade, a new dawn rises over the castle ruins. OBSEQUIAE once more lowers the gates and emerge from the keep, to regale the townsfolk with tales of another age via heroic hymns of majesty and high adventure on The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings. The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings is an album singularly concerned with creating a captivating world to become willfully lost in, setting itself on a path that few now trod but a realm that OBSEQUIAE towers over like the noblest kings. Fans of Bathory, Eucharist, Varathron, Dawn, Macabre Omen, Summoning, Rotting Christ, early In Flames, Opeth, and Abigor take note.