ERADIKATOR initially set out to create face-melting, ear-shredding metal that would make even the most hardened ears hemorrhage liquid steel. Back with Divebomb Records for their third consecutive release—following Dystopia (2013) and Edge of Humanity (2015)—the U.K. quartet has, however, broadened its palette and focused on masterfully crafted songwriting with forthcoming nine-song full-length, Obscura.
Recorded once more with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, AT THE GATES, EVILE) at The Parlour Recording Studio, Obscura’s 47-minute journey demonstrates a compositional raising-of-the-bar that one might parallel to MEGADETH circa Countdown to Extinction—a more streamlined and immediately memorable approach that doesn’t stray too far from its roots. From the undeniable hooks of opener “Nightmare Dawning,” ERADIKATOR‘s first-rate brand of meaty-yet-melodic thrash grows increasingly diverse—take, for example, the echoes of acts such as MASTODON or GOJIRA in “Hourglass,” or the unanticipatedly bluesy intro to the epic “I Want to Believe.”
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