Alright, most of you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. Ne Obliviscaris are a progressive blackened/melodic death metal band from Melbourne. They released an EP called The Aurora Veil in 2007, and it’s excellent, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about.

They’re coming out with a full length album soon, and you should get really, really excited about it. Don’t believe me? Here you go:

Eleven and a half minutes of progressive, melodic ear feasting. There’s so much going on in this song that I’m wondering what else will they come up with for their full album. Violins, salsa style guitars, a very distinctly audible bass, blackened riffs, clean vocals; this is pure amazing. If you like Opeth, Wintersun, Dark Tranquillity, Quo Vadis, Obscura, Insomnium or anything that’s remotely good at progressive or melodic metal, this’ll be just your thing. If you think the list I cited is insane, just listen to the song. Portal of I, their debut full-length, is set for an early 2012 release date, and I can easily say that it will end up in my top 10 list for 2012 if this song is any indication.

In the meantime, you can listen to tracks from their EP; they’re not a great indication of the new direction the band is taking, but they’re awesome nevertheless.


– NT

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