Today, the track you need to listen to is “10:56” by Oathbreaker. Oathbreaker, who are a black metal band from Belgium, recently released their third studio album earlier this year. I never really got into their older material, however this latest album is easily their best work yet. In fact, I plan on revisiting their older projects, solely because of how good this latest release. “Rheia”, their 2016 release, features a post-metal/blackgaze sound that has become very prominent in the black metal scene in recent years, and it appears that Oathbreaker is beginning to master it. “Rheia” opens up with “10:56” and it is easily one of best/most fitting intros to an album I have heard yet in this fast-growing subgenre. The track begins with leader singer, Caro Tanghe, singing a verse of the song alone, unaccompanied by any other instruments. Slowly but surely, the rest of the group’s instrumental tracks begin to fade in until they go into a full, fast-tempo black metal riff. This entire track is eerie, intense, melodic, emotional, and immensely captivating. It is crucial that you give this track a listen today regardless of what you opinion of the band is.
Below I attached the music video for “10:56” and the song that follows it, and is in a sense directly related to it, “Second Son of R.”. The two songs were combined into one music video and the end result is phenomenal. The video has both creepy and beautiful moments from start to finish and was artfully crafted and filmed in a masterful way. Check out the video below and let us know what you think! Also make sure to visit the site often as I will definitely be giving “Rheia” a 500 word review!