Certainly you cant deny that Ralph Santolla's is due for a major slice of credit for powering Obituary's resurgence in their second homecoming.After all he is the same guy who has made our ears bleed with his endless swift leads and smacking licks playing alongside another death metal biggie- Deicide. The way he has meshed in with the efforts of Frank Watkins or Trevor Peres is absolutely commendable and if you dont raise up the horns to this guy ,then you are probably deserve a hard smack on your face with knuckle brass.Although Darkest Day has also shown impalpable undertones of classic rock and heavy metal that, it takes time to realise that these are the kind of subtle tints that make the album more enjoyable or rather more headbangable.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Obituary - Darkest Day
For year after year Obituary have churned out riffs and beats like there is no tomorrow.It clearly seemed like these guys want to bring out their best in every production albums before their own obituary features in the newspaper columns. And things did seem to head that way, till Allen West's fateful departure left behind a very consequential void in the band in 2005. But the resilience the band showed after Ralph Santolla's arrival, has clearly led them back to their resurgence. And this impact has been very visible from their last album ''Xecutioners Return'' to their latest platter ''Darkest Day''.