Imagine a powerful mix of good, old and heavy Black Sabbath riffs and the powerful twin guitars and feeling of Thin Lizzy, and you might get close to Obscure’s sound. Hailing from Bergen in Norway, Obscure is one of the most promising and exciting bands playing classic and mind blowing doomy heavy metal. Guitarist/vocalist Roy Kronheim used to play in Enslaved, and more or less introduced the more progressive and rock influenced side of that band. With Obscure, he and his comrades take’s it out all the way, and it sound enormous and grandiose as well as hard-hitting and heavy. You can hear influences from before mentioned Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy, but also classic bands like Pentagram, Blue Oyster Cult, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. They’ve also done a great cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Massacre”. “On Formaldehyde” is an awesome and diverse classic heavy metal album, just the way it should be!