Album: Striving Toward Oblivion
Country of Origin: Germany
Genre: Sci-fi Black Metal
Release Date: February 4th, 2022
Label: Transcending Obscurity Records
Author: Michael Litteral
When it comes to black metal, you can just about find anything you’re looking for. If you want Lovecraft-inspired black metal, you can find it. If you’re in the mood for vampyric black metal, we have plenty of that. What about sci-fi-themed black metal? Well, it’s not as plentiful as, let us say, cosmic black metal. BUT! With Vorga’s Striving Toward Oblivion, we will see this branch off of the black metal tree sprout into something epic and special. Mark my words…
Striving Toward Oblivion brings the flash with technicality and swiftness. The production of the sound is what defines it, in my opinion. The guitars layer each other, weaving in and out with its focus shifting, but ever so slightly. With up-to-date mixing and technology, we can be assured that the bass shines and that it is giving every resource it needs to make sure its creation is heard. The drumming acts as the jet fuel for your intergalactic speed demon. As it zooms in and out of the line of fire, we know that the destination and destruction of the enemy ship is the only answer we will settle for. With how clear the sound is and how incredibly balanced and methodically mixed and mastered it is, we understand the sci-fi, futuristic approach to the sound. It’s kind of hard to describe with words without having the music playing at the same time as I’m explaining it. Funny how life plays out, but if you give it a listen (which you’re not going to be sorry about), you’ll understand what I’m trying to convey
Strap in young lads because this is going to be a fast pace black metal album that you will revisit multiple times…
This album is going nowhere but the final frontiers of space… Whether you like it or not…
‘Striving Towards Oblivion’ was released on February 4th, 2022 through Transcending Obscurity Records. Transcending Obscurity has the best merch game right now, hands down. Go and check it out! This album has a second pressing of vinyl (first pressing sold out quickly), CD, sweatpants, tote bags, YOU NAME IT!
Biography: Michael Litteral is just your friendly, neighborhood metalhead who can’t seem to find his way out of the black and he’s just fine with that.