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Obscure Verses
for the Multiverse
Review + Full Album Stream

The black metal duo, originally from Colombia, returns through the demonic astral planes. Just two years after the unbelievable Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm, Dagon and Incubus are back with a vengeance. Having signed a deal with Season of Mist for their latest album, Obscure Verses for the Multiverse, Inquisition are once again bringing an all-consuming offering of pure malice and boundless darkness.

Through the ten tracks of the album, the band brings forth an insane amount of energy, with an ever-burning fury driving their music to its extremes. The ability of the band to somehow retain an ambiance despite their aggressive style is still at large in Obscure Verses for the Multiverse, as uncanny as ever, while Dagon’s vocals still maintain their insane Abbath-ian character, with a few interesting twists in there, for instance the deeper growls in “Where Darkness Is Lord and Death” and “Darkness Flows Towards The Unseen Horizons” giving a different flavor.

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Inquisition are able to produce tracks of unearthly speed and anger. The explosive blastbeats of “Force of the Floating Tomb” are thrown straight in your face when the album kicks, while in “Master of the Cosmological Black”, the band is showing of their bare teeth with Inquisition unleashing their schizophrenic guitar playing and letting loose a sonic tempest of black metal cruelty. The insane nature and power of the band is prevalent in other instances as well, “Arrival of Aeons After” is pinning you to the wall with its intensity while the haunting leads are crafting a sickening ambiance for the song. Dissonance is another strong aspect of the band, something that Inquisition have no problem showing in “Infinite Interstellar Genocide”, crushing your very essence with the most brutal moment of the entire album.

Obviously towering mid tempo structures are the other strong side of the band. There are moments within “Darkness Flows Towards The Unseen Horizons” where the eerie leads find the perfect place amidst the mid tempo groove. The sickening riffs of Inquisition are creating a swirling vortex of gravitational force, dragging you deeper into the dark depths of Obscure Verses for the Multiverse. The more mid tempo parts of the title track are equally impressive, with the song itself starting off in an imposing manner, hooking you with its addictive riffs from the very first second. In an even more repulsive way, the band is able to unleash the heaviest moment of the album, “Spiritual Plasma Evocation”. The towering vibe and the impact of the heavy hits on the drums are giving the necessary impact that the track needs, resulting in the complete devastation that the band had been planning since the very start.

But there is no ending to what this band is actually able to conjure in their latest album. The magnificent guitars of “Joined By Dark Matter Repelled By Dark Energy” are toying with your mind, with Inquisition implementing a claustrophobic feeling throughout. The sheer insanity of the track and the ingenious riffology employed by the band are enough to win you over with their relentless quality. Finally “Where Darkness and Is Lord and Death” closes this magnificent offering, seeing the band building an intriguing atmosphere from the get-go while the kick drum is hitting away without any remorse. The nice touches on the cymbals and the detail that has been given on the drumming of this track (and on the album overall) reaches for perfection. The eerie, revolting side of Inquisition is still present of course, giving a horrifying edge to the sound, with the band retrieving their sadistic approach to lay waste to your ears.

Obscure Verses for the Multiverse is exactly what you would want to hear from Inquisition. This is a dark album that offers both heavy, mid tempo groove as well as fast and aggressive moments. The insane drumming, the eerie guitars, a few melodic passages, a lot of dissonant parts and that demonic voice behind the microphone, everything is where it is supposed to be and the end result is fucking insane.



  1. Rick Anderson

    October 29, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    “Where darkness is Lord and Death the Beginning” is actually a bonus track and is just a re-recorded version of the song off one of their older albums.

    • P-ST0LER0

      November 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Dark Mutilation Rites would have been a great re-record too…

  2. Brian Domijan

    October 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    i agree wholeheartedly great freakin band man!!!!!!!!…..m/ * ^ * m/

  3. Guest

    October 27, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    i agree wholeheartedly!!!!!!!………………m/ * ^ * |M/

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