Obsolescence - Ways To End It All, Vol. I - Reviewed At Metal Digest! Monday January 17 2022, 2:20 PM
Obsolescence - Ways To End It All, Vol. I - Reviewed At Metal Digest!

Obsolescence - Ways To End It All, Vol. I - Reviewed At Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2022/01/15/obsolescence-ways-to-end-it-all-vol-1-ep/

The debut EP ‘Ways To End It All, Vol. I’ by newcomers ‘Obsolescence’ is only five tracks long, which, depending what you’re into, could either be a blessing or a curse.

Straight away the listener is transported back to the 2000’s with melodies reminiscent of the earlier work of Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine. The vocal work isn’t particularly strong, but this doesn’t matter as it really adds to the nostalgia. The instrumental work does make up for it, bringing a somewhat unique combination of brutality and groove. It must be noted however, that from start to finish the overall sound seems to improve with each track.

About 15 years ago this would have been a decent addition to any hardcore kid’s MP3 player, but now it just feels a little late to the party. If you’re roughly between the ages of 25 to 30 and want to relive your angsty teenage years however, then this one is for you. If so, as mentioned at the top, the fact that it’s only five tracks may be disappointing but don’t worry, the band is currently working on the follow up EP ‘Ways To End It All, Vol II’. - Metal Digest

Release Date: November 5, 2021

FFO: Avenged Sevenfold, Mudvayne, Slipknot

Location: Philadelphia

Philadelphia Metalcore outfit Obsolescence was formed in January 2020 by Ben Mascioli, Ryan Howie, Damien Pace, and Bobby Jeffers. Their unique take on heavy music combines the groove, technicality and ferocity of bands like Mudvayne and Killswitch Engage with the melodic tendencies of bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine. Their debut EP, Ways to End it All, Vol. I, was released on November 5th, 2021, including their single “Wretched Veins”. 

“That [Wretched Veins] breakdown literally was flat out amazing, brutal, rip your face off, kill your mother, hit someone’s titties… whatever you want to call it.” - Breakdown Central

The band is currently prepping the release of their second release, Ways to End It All, Vol. II.

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