Oubliette – The Passage

While the entire experience won’t be available until July 13th of 2018, the new full-length record from Murfreesboro’s metal outfit Oubilette can be previewed over on their Bandcamp, complete with snippets of each song and a deep dive into the closing (and titular) track, “The Passage.”

The six-minute track is a cathartic release of screamed and growled vocals mixed with hammering drums and some pleasantly intricate guitar work. It’s definitely metal but it’s not trying to murder you. I’m likely in the minority on this but I find it somewhat calming to be enveloped in a wall of sound and guttural vocal explosions. They exude a confidence in their execution that is refreshing. Looking forward to the full record when it comes out mid-July.