The Swedish Obscurity are a really strong case if they are considered to be a
new band, buy someone who doesn't know their ast, it will be said that they do
nothing but the same things Venom, Bathory, Possessed, Kreator, Slayer and other
pioneers in the extreme music, did. The truth is much different than that: Obscurity
belong to the same category as the bands mentioned above. "Damnation's pride"
is nothing but Obscurity's demos, that first came out about the middle of the
past decade. Musically, it sounds really primitive and rough, and it takes the
listener to the 80's. However, this doesn't mean that the music sounds timeworn
or old. The vocals are deadly, the drums are on fire and the riffs come raging
out of the speakers. In a few words, Obscurity offer to those who feel nostalgia
for the past, 12 tracks of primitive thrash/black, that may not be technical or
complicated, but are surely rich ion feeling and power. If it is considered to
be a new release, "Damnation's Pride" is not at all original, but the fair thing
is for it to be judged as an '80's LP. And the verdict is that it is not any worse
than other albums of that time which were more appreciated.