To Violate the Oblivious is a 2004 album by the American one-man black metal act Xasthur. After the original release on Swedish Total Holocaust Records, a re-mastered US pressing was released on Moribund Records in 2005 (featuring one bonus track). The name of this album is misspelt on this site as "To Violate the Obvious".
Listen free to Xasthur – To Violate the Oblivious (Intro, Xastur Within and more). It’s hard to imagine, let alone take seriously, black metal bands that fall under the category of kvlt (or cult for those of you who aren’t purist fags) who release music that doesn’t appeal to a specific following. In the case of Xasthur (a one man band lead by basement dweller Malefic), this is quite true but take a look at where his music is created for a real shock
To Violate the Oblivious. To Violate the Oblivious Tracklist. To Violate the Oblivious Q&A.
To Violate the Oblivious" is the same way. The guitars on this album are played in the familiar Xasthur style. They are extremely dissonant in tone, and sickeningly melodic. Tracks like "Xastur Within" capture that classic atmosphere we get from Xasthur's music. This album also has quite a few instrumentals, with "Apparitional Void of Failure" perhaps being the darkest song on the entire disc, although really, it's hard to say that about any of the tracks. To me, on the surface of things, ‘To Violate The Oblivious’ is a much different record than any other Xasthur product. Despite the distortion that is evidently included in this record, the production is cleaner and allows the atmospheric tendencies to seep through far more easily than ever before.
Xasthur 2004 - To Violate the Oblivious. Xasthur 8. A Gate Through Bloodstained Mirrors 2004. Xasthur Apparitional Void Of Failure (To Violate The Oblivious, 2004).
Xasthur - To Violate the Oblivious (full album) (2004). To Violate the Oblivious (full album) (2004). Download MP3. Xasthur.
Xasthur - Nocturnal Poisoning. Xasthur - The Funeral Of Being. Xasthur - Suicide In Dark Serenity. Xasthur - Telepathic With The Deceased. Xasthur - To Violate the Oblivious Celestia - Frigidiis Apotheosia: Abstinencia Genes. Celestia - Apparitia - Sumptuous Spectre. Brocken Moon - Hoffnungslos. Brocken Moon - 10 Yahre Brocken Moon. Brocken Moon - Das Märchen vom Schnee.
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|A3||Dreams Blacker Than Death||5:24|
|B1||Screaming At Forgotten Fears||8:24|
|B2||Consumed By A Dark Paranoia||3:40|
|B3||Marked By Shadows||6:43|
|C1||Apparitional Void Of Failure||4:37|
|C2||A Gate Through Bloodstained Mirrors||12:06|
|C3||Walker Of Dissonant Worlds||5:40|
|D1||Reflecting Hateful Energy||5:49|
|D2||At The Pagan Samhain
Written-By – Graveland
- Licensed From – Moribund Records
- Instruments [All], Vocals – Malefic
NotesLimited to 500 hand-numbered copies. Housed in a gatefold jacket.
Tracks D1 and D2 are bonus tracks.
|thr59||Xasthur||To Violate The Oblivious (CD, Album)||Total Holocaust Records||thr59||Sweden||2004|
|WAR013, CHAOSV013||Xasthur||To Violate The Oblivious (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE)||War Arts Productions, Chaosphere Recordings||WAR013, CHAOSV013||Portugal||2014|
|COTN 004||Xasthur||To Violate The Oblivious (Cass, Album, Ltd, RE, Sil)||Children Of The Night||COTN 004||US||2015|
|WAR013, CHAOSV013||Xasthur||To Violate The Oblivious (2xLP, Ltd, Num, RE, Red)||War Arts Productions, Chaosphere Recordings||WAR013, CHAOSV013||Portugal||2014|
|COTN 004||Xasthur||To Violate The Oblivious (Cass, Album, Ltd, RE, RP)||Children Of The Night||COTN 004||US||2015|