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BENEDICTUM OBEY REVIEW

BENEDICTUM

OBEY

2013

 

 

ANSWERING THAT QUESTION IN SPADES

 

 

It’s been a couple of years since we reviewed this female-fronted band’s last album and asked the question ‘… where to from here?’

 


If you are familiar with Benedictum’s take on classic Metal brought up to date, then you are likely to love ‘Obey’ from the fiery opening assault of ‘Dream of the Banshee/Fractured’ to the very end. The album unleashes all that’s good about this certain take on Metal with explosive riffs, great big in your face female vocals and a great guest appearance by Tony Martin (who adds vocals to ‘Cry’ one of the best here).



There’s definitely a Dio-era Rainbow vibe going on at some points here, notably on ‘Cry’ and ‘Crossing Over’ but it’s only part of the whole, though obviously a very welcome ingredient.

 


At other points it’s the Metal grind of songs like the title track and ‘Die to love You’ that hold aggressive sway over proceedings, taking a doomier route to the prize.

 


Some of our favourite moments though are the straight retro Metal of ‘Fighting for my life’ and ‘Evil that we do’ that get it all just right.

 


‘Obey’ mat well just be Benedictum’s best album to date and really recaptures the sound of those first two classic albums.

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

BENEDICTUM OBEY REVIEW 2013