In August’s Black Market, I spent a couple paragraphs breathlessly gushing about Inquisition’s forthcoming LP, Obscure Verses For The Multiverse, which is, in my opinion, pretty obviously one of the year’s best metal albums. At that point, the band had released to the public only a trailer for Verses, but today, they’ve dropped its first actual song, “Darkness Flows Towards Unseen Horizons,” perhaps my favorite track on the record. In fact, the first time I listened to Verses, I skipped back to “Darkness” at least four times before making it through the album even once. That’s not to throw shade on the rest of the record — I think the whole thing is fucking incredible, and there are at least four songs that I like just about as much as “Darkness.” My point is only: This is a great introduction to the thing. The album has clearly been inspired by classics and I think it’s destined to become one. I hope to write about it in greater depth in the near future, so I’ll leave you here with the music and one note: You’re possibly better off experiencing the song without watching the lyric video; the words are decidedly pretty … out there. But they exist solely to serve the guitars — a noble calling, to be sure, if a predestined one. Because those guitars rule over everything in the alternate universe from which they have been summoned. And now they’re coming for this one. Listen.
Obscure Verses For The Multiverse is out 10/29 via Season Of Mist.