On their journey to the nirvana that is Riff City, Icelandic Technical Death Metal outfit Ophidian I take inspiration from the barren island in the north, home to apocalyptic weather, eruptions and storms in creating their upcoming album “Desolate“. The breeding intensity, blazing speed and ferocity on show with first single “Diamonds” and now second single “Spiral To Oblivion” have certainly whet the appetite for the 16th July release via Season of Mist and that’s before you even look at the stunning artwork created by Eliran Kantor.
The band comments on the new album and track: “‘Spiral To Oblivion’ was among the first songs we wrote for the album and has been a band-favourite since its inception. With this song we wanted to make a very death metal oriented song but keep prominent focus on the attributes we were striving for with the album and sound of the band as a whole – memorable melodies and solid structure & composition. To sustain apt harmonious guidance, the guitar leads and melodies became a centrepiece of this song. As with many other songs on the album the guitar leads serve as the central source of melody and are present throughout the bulk of the song. We feel that we ended up with a full-force, tech-death banger that we can’t wait to play live. Our friend Ásgeir Helgi did a great job on the video; capturing the spirit and essence of OPHIDIAN I.”