Obsidian is a promising progressive metal band I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about a month ago with their impressive song; Consent, off from their latest single with the same title, which was released in 2019. I started to be more and more interested in French metal bands after hearing the mighty Gojira. My experience gave me a feeling that the French nation has something unique, dark, and raging about them which creates irresistible energy when it comes together with metal music. I believe this characteristic was one of the reasons that Gojira easily invaded the metal world. So I recommend you to check out the song; Consent while reading the rest of the article.
Obsidian is a young, four-piece progressive metal band from Nantes, professionally making music since 2018. I can clearly hear that they also have some Gojira influence in their music, which was great for me to hear. As you might also remember from some of my previous articles, I think the originality in music will rule the music world in the future once again. At least for me, it works that way. I am listening to tons of new music every day and those who are making a difference with their ideas immediately catch my attention. Obsidian is one of those who gave me the right signal on this song; Consent, so let’s dive deeper a little bit.
The song is structured most with the instrumental sections where each one of them shows their musicianship with their instruments all along the way. This is quite interesting, to be honest. There are many instrumental bands out there, yet Obsidian is not one of them. What I liked the most about them is the way they value the music and the energy in general, more than vocal melodies. Honestly, guys, I hate every single idea that makes the song more mainstream, trendy or easy listening. This is the wrong guideline people are taking into account while composing a new song. In our case, Consent could be the beginning of something new here. They have successfully blended their influences with their own musicality and came up with a beautiful music style. It is super atmospheric and absorbing. You unconsciously start giving your full attention to their instrumental parts. The composition is very well structured, you don’t feel like losing the energy and it always has the potential to surprise the listener. Briefly, Obsidian’s music is a badass blend of this atmospheric sections with proper metal with the exceptional French rage.