Blackened deathcore is a genre that not many metal heads are associated by these standards but Lansing, Michigan’s very own Bog Wraith takes the element of surprise as they’ve contributed and crafted a symbolic album surely worth your immediate attention. Musically, the album’s lyricism is absolutely intelligent as not only the artwork represents murderous acts and witchery inspired themes but this 43 minute journey takes all 13 songs into a chaotic experience From the blackened death metal guitar riffage, pummeling drums and explosive breakdown segments these musicians have found a sound so naturalistic that it keeps the atmospheric passages more stabled and fresh without making Omen a repetitive experience.
There’s also some slam compositions as the band studied real hard to fundamentally transform into multiple signature components that’s gritty, fun and a perfectly authentic. The songs are darkened, emotional, menacing and chaotic which demonstrates how complex Omen can fully demonstrate within the extreme metal scene. This is surely worth a album not to be missed because these Michigan individuals are creating a misanthropic record that is worth your time and listening experience!
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Jake Butler