Formed in 2012, Osiah are a deathcore band from Sunderland, England and have gained massive attraction among music fans after the success of 2016’s Terror Firma which was a album that shot themselves sky high to the extreme metal community and since then, they’ve became a well known band from the start. Now signed with Unique Leader Records, Kingdom Of Lies is the first album to be released through the label and honestly this record was surely worth the hype and anticipation it deserved. This album is a vast improvement that combines deathcore and death metal compositions with a trace of brutalized instrumentals.
From their overloads of guitar oriented riffs, heaviness tones of drumming and wide range of vocals layered upon one another, Kingdom Of Lies also introduces new chapter within the overall passages the album manages to succeed in. Featuring slabs of smothering brutality, liquidated slams and spine shattered breakdowns that holds no barriers to their intensity brought the genre a much more progressive and prominent atmosphere.
Lyrically this album is intelligently well-written as the members borrows elements from misanthropic, murderous and heavily involved aggression states also utilizes a polished tone so perfectly sharp that this record is really worth hearing front to back. Tracks such as Reflections Of A Monster, Hellborn, The March and The Western Star for instance, the members from Osiah done a decent job balancing their counterparts to showcase their instrumentation work a unique and creative expression within the engaging lyricism themes this album presents.
The songs selected by these talented musicians have violently smacked different variations as the instruments and chemistry are beyond energetic, passionate and brilliancy these sections of groovy, malicious and slam-filled tendencies may necessarily throw deathcore fans off but however, Kingdom Of Lies uses transitional transitions to obtain punished, chest-caving and redefining structured atmospheres that deathcore bands seems to not concentrate on.
But from a musical standpoint, Osiah once again proved themselves with how dynamic these complex songs varies quick paces of understanding, unidentifiable and unpredictable leads doesn’t become overly saturated but they’ve displayed talented quality and aforementioned they created perhaps one of their strongest material to date. Overall, fans of Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, Impending Doom, and Within Destruction loving their music heavier, angrier and menacing will definitely get a kick out Osiah’s Kingdom Of Lies.
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Jake Butler