Form Is Void

by Stygian Obsession

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metal_tim An absolute riff fest! Everyone tries to emulate that nasty, OSDM sound, but not many do it this well!
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embracethedoom First of all, the production on this is bangarang. Lots of dark, nifty riffs. Favorite track: Deep In The Bonds Of Darkness.
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dale jacobson jr. This caught me off guard...
1st hearing it thru headphones...I was devoured by the layered brutality of filth&thickness my ears would take... ☣
Damn...excellent Ep.
It falls into that Old vibe of Demigod,Sacrificial,UNCANNY with a heavy blast of Newer Wave DM ala Nucleus,RUIN, Blood Incantation.

But with that said...these 6 tracks draw you in quick, leave ya messed up with your pants down in the alley...

DM EP of '18. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Favorite track: Deep In The Bonds Of Darkness.
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UInterests This music is CRUSHING!! I definitely look forward to hearing more from these guys. Favorite track: Deep In The Bonds Of Darkness.
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flightoficarus (Metal Trenches) Form is Void is a groove-ridden, bit of atmospheric death metal. The guitars and vocals sound grimy, surrounding the listener in a mildewy fog. It's a dank pool of tepid filth. But my personal favorite aspect of Stygian Obsession's music comes in the drumming. The muddy bass and sharp snare drop some serious blasts and builds a la Adversarial, adding much needed texturing to the compositions.
metaltrenches.com/reviews/form-is-void-1280 Favorite track: Gasping In Nausea In The Throes of Void.
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Wonderbox Metal Murky and atmospheric death metal, full of harrowing sounds and dark moods

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wp.me/p3zRmN-7Wh Favorite track: Gasping In Nausea In The Throes of Void.
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“Form Is Void,” Stygian Obsession’s inceptive work, is a harrowing glimpse into the blackest recesses of human consciousness.

Atmospheric death metal informed by the best of early genre pioneers that carves out an identity entirely their own, these 6 tracks express an arcane and eerie melodicism delivered through haze and grime. Stygian Obsession traverse their subterranean realms of dark brutality through savage speedy passages and slow, haunting doom with equal facility, utterly engulfing the listener in apocalyptic foreboding.

Recommended for listeners of Demigod, Grave Upheaval, Dead Congregation, Gorement, Mold, etc.


We are offering an extremely limited edition of 50 gold-on-red pro-tapes in 4”x4” square wooden cases with full-color artwork (commissioned by Obsidian Pantheon Design) and unique lyrics insert to be shipped 1/27/18, including digital download.

"This record is steeped in killer riffs: atmospheric without needing to rely on studio frippery, with just the right balance of eeriness, brutality, and melody. The end result is a collection of paeans to nothingness and existential dread that’s far catchier than it probably has any right to be." - INDY METAL VAULT

"Form is Void is a groove-ridden bit of atmospheric death metal. The guitars and vocals sound grimy, surrounding the listener in a mildewy fog. It's a dank pool of tepid filth." - METAL TRENCHES

"This is death metal that challenges and melts boundaries, as its noxious fumes waft and infect your bloodstream. This is grim, punishing stuff that’s going to fill you up a lot longer than most servings of everyday death." -MEAT MEAD METAL

"Think of a ritualistic Incantation/Autopsy, with elements of Hypocrisy. Add to this a coating of blackened terrorscapes of the sort that Ævangelist do so well, and you’ll have a starting reference point for what Stygian Obsession deliver on Form Is Void."- WONDERBOX METAL

"A brutalising effort that delivers on more then just heaviness." - GAMES BRAINS AND A HEADBANGING LIFE

"In my opinion Stygian Obsession are a very great sounding old school and atmospheric mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band." - DOOMED TO DARKNESS ZINE

"Stygian Obsession burst onto the death metal scene with their outstanding debut Form Is Void and more ridiculously good and crunchy death metal is in store..." - NINE CIRCLES

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released January 27, 2018

All music and lyrics by Stygian Obsession
Concepts in conspiracy with R. Paul
Artwork by Calvin Cushman // Obsidian Pantheon Design
Logo by Rudy Castellanos

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Track Name: Stygian Obsession
VOID IS FORM. FORM IS VOID.
Track Name: Deep In The Bonds Of Darkness
IN BONDAGE, A BLACK STAR REIGNS
FACINOROUS DEITY CALLS FORTH THE VISION
IN DARKNESS, A BLACK MADNESS CREEPS
TORMENTED BY HELLISH HALLUCINATIONS
AS THE CLIMACTIC AGONY PEAKS
THE CHAINS FALL AWAY
DEEP IN THE BONDS OF DARKNESS
Track Name: Gasping In Nausea In The Throes of Void
FORM DOES NOT DIFFER FROM EMPTINESS, AND
 EMPTINESS DOES NOT DIFFER FROM FORM. FORM IS EMPTINESS AND 
EMPTINESS IS FORM

AS ALL FLESH FALLS AWAY
AND BREATH ASCENDS TO EMPTINESS
A BLACK MIASMAL ENTITY
INVADES THE ONCE-TREMULOUS MASS

GAZING UPON A SUFFOCATING ABYSS
WHAT ONCE ENTICED, NOW UNVEILED AND REPULSIVE
THE HUBRIS OF ASPIRATIVE JOURNEYS
UPON ATTAINMENT; SHEER HORROR

GASPING IN NAUSEA IN THE THROES OF VOID
Track Name: Ceremonial Rites of the Abyss
Lyrics and vocals written and performed by R. Paul
Track Name: Vomit Empyral
AEONS OCCULTED IN LABYRINTHINE HALLS OF UNCONSCIOUSNESS
ASTRAL CHAINS TO A MALEFIC DIVINE
PITY, REVULSION, DISGUST
WRACKED ACROSS A NIHIL EXPANSE
USURPING THE COSMIC THRONE
A THRONE OF SCORN
A THRONE OF IMPOTENCE
THE THRONE OF LIES
VOMIT EMPYRAL
Track Name: All That Are In The Graves Shall Hear His Voice
ALL THAT ARE IN THE GRAVES SHALL HEAR HIS VOICE
FORK-TONGUED EMISSARY TRAVERSES THE UNTHINKABLE TWILIGHT
AND, IN HONEYED VENOM
SINGS OF LIFE ETERNAL

LET THOSE WHO HAVE EARS TO HEAR
BEND THEM TO HIS CANTICLE
LET THOSE WHO HAVE TONGUES TO SING
CHANT HIS PRAISE IN DULCET TONES
LET THOSE WHO HAVE FEARS TO DULL
BEND THEM TO THIS ANCIENT LIE
LET THOSE WHO ARE WEAK IN SPIRIT
CAST IT UP TO GLUT THE WORM

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