Obscene Worship

Obscene Worship

Denver, Colorado, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2021 | INDIE

Denver, Colorado, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2021
Band Metal Death Metal


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos





I happened to see an e-mail from this murderous Denver death metal band soon after it arrived earlier this week, at a break right in the middle of my listening session for things I might want to include in this column. I impulsively decided to see what they had done on their just-released debut album, Ordained to Infernal Depths, and was immediately hooked.

“Murder Amnesia” was a great choice for an album opener. That’s the one that set the hook. It has a creepy intro, and then begins a seizure. The drumming is exhilarating, and so is the nimble bass-work. The lead guitar blurts like a frantic pulse, squeals in ecstasy, and whirls about like dervishes. The riffing creates a convulsive sandstorm of sound and slashes like knives.

The adrenaline-propelled music is both crazed and technically impressive, and somehow the roaring, howling, and screaming vocals are just as crazed. The channel separation between the cavorting guitars adds to the eye-popping nature of the spectacle.

I thought that song would be right in line with the unorthodox spectacles displayed in the first two songs in today’s collection, and it certainly left me greedy to see what else these deviant Denver savants might do next.

Now hurrying, I’ll just say that the following eight tracks are usually every bit as wild and bamboozling as “Murder Amnesia“, and further signs of a band whose songwriting is as electrifying as it is intricate and exuberantly unhinged, and whose technical talents are truly dazzling.

There are a few breaks in all the mad-scientist mayhem, when the band give you a groove, and even create music that’s hulking and menacing (yet still discordant and deranged), or throw in a creepy interlude, similar to what they did at the outset. Those breaks will help you get through the asylum gauntlet of the album as a whole, though it’s the truly brain-contorting, high-speed adventures that make the album stand way out. Like the title of the last song, it’s a deranged epiphany.

Ordained to Infernal Depths was recorded, mixed and mastered at World Famous Studios with Pete Deboer, who has produced albums for Blood Incantation, Spectral Voice, Astral Tomb, and many others.

The e-mail I got also reported that Obscene Worship will begin touring behind the album this week and have about 8 dates lined up where they’ll be playing in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. I found details at their FB page. If these people can even come close to doing live what they did in the studio, those shows should be well worth seeing. - No Clean Singing


Stained and Serrated - 2022 single
Insectile - 2022 single

Dogmatic Miasma - 2023 single
Seraphic Tomb Vexations - 2023 single
Ordained to Infernal Depths - 2023 full length album



Sanity Collapses Under Immaterial Sin…

Obscene Worship formed around the turn of the Infernal season of 2021 by Rick Blundo (guitar/vocals), Donovan Parran (bass), and Spy Soto (drums). Yearning to push themselves to their most depraved and visceral limits, the trio based out of Denver, Colorado crafted a sound that parallels dysfunctional savagery, maniacally weaving its way through dissonant landscapes of homicidal necessity, religious idolatry and all-consuming psychosis. A vile taste of their sound spewed out in the form of two singles in 2022 - Stained and Serrated, and Insectile.

As their perverse sound evolves so does the vast hatred infested within, brewing with a sense of imminent danger and paranoia long lost to the underground.

2023 beckoned with promises of devastation. Tiernan Pfaus took over on bass. Chris Lyttle joined as a second guitar. Obscene Worship mutated itself into a bastardization of murderous death metal building upon its foundation.

Their deranged vision is currently being channeled into a full-length offering, Ordained to Infernal Depths, which spawns in the Fall of 2023. They call upon the ill-fated listener to reflect and descend their vibrant insanity, rejoice in blasphemy, and worship the obscene. Obscene Worship is not done spewing their psychotic chaos. They summon forth all poor souls unfortunate enough to be in their path as they vomit forth their creation on a southwest tour of the United States.

Band Members