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  • Summary: This is the second full-length release for the doom metal band.
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  1. Kerrang!
    Jan 30, 2014
    80
    Its longer arrangements are glacial expressions of the grotesque; sludge-speed metal that taps doom for tonal contours but keeps the texture popping enough to remain compelling. [21 Dec 2013, p.70]
  2. Jan 30, 2014
    70
    Oblique's songs are intricately woven into a dark, discordant tapestry, alternating between longer, more atmospheric songs and straight-up destructive doom.
  3. Feb 19, 2014
    65
    Despite its problems, Oblique to All Paths is the kind of commendable idea that feels like a way forward.
  4. Jan 30, 2014
    60
    Like their spiritual and sonic forefathers in Khanate, Asunder, and Buried at Sea, their music is bleak, crushing, and decidedly off-kilter.
  5. Jan 30, 2014
    60
    Though the record contains some moments of banality, Oblique to All Paths is a strong indication of why this band will continue to conjure in listeners’ minds a dark, melancholy place.
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  1. Apr 6, 2014
    10
    An intelligent mix between Black Metal and Doom/Stoner Metal.
    One of the best album of this year, it marks the birth of a great band.
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    An intelligent mix between Black Metal and Doom/Stoner Metal.
    One of the best album of this year, it marks the birth of a great band.
    I think vocals should have been clearer.
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