Reissue 30th Anniversary Edition

Opprobrium I Supernatural Death – Reissue deserves greater recognition for its exceptional quality and enduring impact. This album serves as a powerful testament to the unmatched ferocity of the original Incubus, signifying a momentous milestone in the realms of both death metal and thrash metal with its exceptional musical prowess, it leaves an indelible mark on the genres and stands as a remarkable achievement.

The Pioneering Force

To begin with, the original Incubus from Brazil captivated audiences in the 1980s with their unrivaled heaviness, speed, and intensity. Additionally, they were among the first bands to successfully fuse death metal and thrash metal genres. However, due to copyright issues with a pop band sharing the same name, they had to undergo a period of inactivity and rebrand themselves as Opprobrium.

Meticulously Crafted Riffs

Moving on, the defining feature of Opprobrium – Supernatural Death lies in its meticulously crafted and executed riffs. Notably, each song showcases an intricacy rarely associated with such extreme bands. Moreover, the album effortlessly transitions between slower tempos that create oppressively heavy riffs and lightning-fast tremolo passages.

Guitar Mastery and Songwriting Brilliance

In addition, the talent of guitarist Francis M. Howard shines through with mind-blowing riffs and superior songwriting. Their early song structures and riffs serve as a testament to the band’s remarkable capabilities during this formative period. Furthermore, their musical prowess becomes even more refined in their subsequent album, Beyond the Unknown.

Raw Production and Commanding Guitar Tone

Moreover, the raw production of Supernatural Death complements the guitar work, resulting in a distinct distortion sound reminiscent of bands like Exhorder and Demolition Hammer. Particularly, the album’s commanding guitar tone is immediately evident in the opening of “Sadistic Sinner,” setting the stage for an exhilarating experience.

Drumming Excellence

Furthermore, it is the drummer’s unique hyper-snare style that truly sets Supernatural Death apart. Notably, this style contributes to the album’s claim as one of the fastest thrash metal recordings. Interestingly, while some may mistake it for blast-beats due to its lightning-fast tempo, closer scrutiny reveals a skillful execution of a thrash beat style—a remarkable achievement.

Challenging Conventions

Additionally, Opprobrium’s ability to perform thrash beats at tempos that no other band dared to attempt is truly exceptional. Surprisingly, this challenges the widespread belief that death metal and black metal bands using blast-beats are inherently faster than thrash. In fact, the album’s intensity sometimes borders on grind-core, yet it remains firmly rooted in the thrash metal realm, making it a unique offering.

In conclusion,  Supernatural Death – Reissue is an exceptional album that deserves greater recognition. Undoubtedly, its impact on the death metal and thrash metal genres cannot be overstated. Ultimately, the band’s musical prowess and unparalleled ferocity make it a milestone in the realm of extreme metal.

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Opprobrium | Supernatural Death

Release Date : August 31, 2018
Artist : Opprobrium
Genre : Thrash Metal
label : Brutal Records
Catalog ref. : BRUT89604
Format : Vinyl

1. The Battle of Armageddon
2. Voices from the Grave
3. Blaspheming Prophets
4. Underground Killers
5. Serpent Temptation
6. Hunger for Power
7. Blind Vengeance
8. Sadistic Sinner
9. Rigor Mortis
10. Cataleptic
11. Hell’s Fire
12. Assault
13. Incubus
14. Death