Koen B. : The French brutal deathrash band Obnoxious (not to be confused with the Dutch hiphop band The Obnoxious or other metal bands that go by the same name) was founded in 2002. The current line-up consists of Ludovic Mornand (vocals), Leny Zanotti (guitars), Mathieu Deygas (guitars), Nicolas Latreille (bas) and Matthieu Gamet (drums). So far the band released a six track demo 'Disclosure Attempt' (2004) and a five track EP entitled 'Dismal Swarming Shape' (2007) and already shared the stages with Bolt Thrower, God Dethroned, Aborted and other leading bands within the genre.
After listening to this CD, I have the upmost respect for these youngsters. Their brand of melodic yet aggressive death metal is catchy and fierce and makes you just want to bang your fucking skull off. The sound (recorded by Mickael Vallesi and mastered by Tommy Hansen) is amazing for a self-released CD, the musicians are quite skilled and perfectly blend together and with three vocalists, Obnoxious' energy is unrivalled. I don't know about the price or availability of this CD, but just check out the band's homepage and all mysteries will be revelead. One of the best debut CD's of the year 2009!