Roel de Haan : The Swedes of Obitus return with their second album full of hatred and spite. ‘Slaves Of The Vast Machine’ is a prime example of industrial black metal done right. Containing only one massive 45 minute song, Obitus hasn’t made it easy for themselves. Luckily, Obitus know a thing or two about song-writing. ‘Slaves Of The Vast Machine’ is a violent journey through hatred, nihilism, totalitarian regimes and dystopian societies. Relentlessly raging, but certainly not without aim or subtlety; Obitus puts in just enough variation while the sheer magnitude of the song stays intact. Like a blend of Darkspace and ‘Panzer Division Marduk’, ‘Slaves Of The Vast Machine takes no prisoners, but instead executes them on the spot. Recommended.