Oberst – Goddess Song Review
Today we are featuring another promising hardcore metal band; Oberst, from Norway. We have reviewed their destructive song; Goddess, along with its character, style, story, potential and more.
Oberst – Goddess Song Review
Oberst is another promising progressive hardcore metal band I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about two months ago with this song; Goddess, off from their latest single with the same title, which was released in 2019. Oberst is one of the very few bands who impressed me not only with what they have done in one song, but also with their overall sound and capabilities. Goddess in this way is a very good example to understand that. Please check it out before reading the rest of the article.
As you might also remember from some of my previous articles that I have always been into innovative thinkers in any sphere, as well as in music. I always believed that pure creativity comes from those who are not afraid to take the bar higher, just like the bands I am listening to lately; Mastodon, Gojira, Ihsahn… I am delighted to see that the industry started to highlight, to value more these kind of people over those who are more into the mainstream. And I believe this is because there are tons of musicians at the moment making music, which is awesome, but mostly repeating themselves by copying others’ steps or examples. Oberst in this way is a special band. I personally loved their super progressive dirty British rock-ish Gibson sound with this specific music style of theirs. This is the energy I am in love with. And I believe that metal music without the proper energy doesn’t deserve to be called “metal” at all. Oberst in this matter has done an incredible thing. They have kept everything as raw and natural as possible, which is brilliant. They have blended all these raw sounds with their exceptional energy and managed to put it into the tape perfectly. When you listen to Goddess with full sound, you’ll also hear that it has remarkable energy that is powerful enough to move everything that it touches. Every instrument along with the vocals contributes to the overall energy, carries the same texture and makes the flow flawlessly until the end of the song.
The song is mostly structured in a non-standard way with non-standard ideas except the chorus part. The chorus is quite melodic and sounded usual to me. I am not against it and there’s nothing negative about it. However, I’d choose the Oberst style without this melodic part for sure. What they have is much more original and powerful than this melodic bullshit like everybody else is dying to make. I don’t want anybody to get me wrong here, I don’t have any problems with being melodic, which would be stupid. What I am actually saying here is that the chorus part of the song doesn’t reflect the authentic Oberst personality, and it doesn’t make this song any worse either. Only, everything else except the chorus part is super original, fresh and powerful. Just focus on the right side in the future guys, that’s all I am asking!
Technically, Goddess has top-class standards in every way as well. Hands down. Everything sounds super clear, dirty, powerful, aggressive, dynamic, natural, very well balanced, engineered, mixed, and most importantly, in great harmony. I loved the overall character of the Oberst sound. Gibson guitars have this dirty character, and mostly known by System of a Down. Oberst has a bit more British way, a bit more Prog oriented, no or very little distortion and full gained. Exceptional tone. And why it’s exceptional? you may want to ask. Because of their music style. They have super prog elements and overflowing energy in their music. So, this is the proper way of combining these two. I’d like to congratulate every single soul in that very room they have recorded this song. Beautiful, just beautiful!
When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I am well impressed by Oberst. Once again, not only because of this song but because of their general style and potential. Goddess is a monstrous song where they show a bit of their character and dynamics. I am sure people who’ll get the right signal from their music, just like me here, will definitely start following their steps everywhere! I am delighted with my discovery and strongly recommending you guys to check them out as well!!
Goddess has earned its place in our TOP METAL SONGS PLAYLIST on SPOTIFY! Please go ahead and check out the links below if you’d like to find out more about the band, follow them on social media and subscribe to their channels to show your support and also not to miss any upcoming releases.
Oberst – Goddess Song Review | Metalhead Community | Heavy Metal Blog | Metal Music Magazine
In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates Oberst for their successful piece of work; Goddess, and wishes them the very best in their future. Thanks for reading.