Ottawa metal group Ominous Eclipse, a self-labeled “hybrid” of metal containing groove, black, melodic and more, have announced that their new album Sinister will be released on September 14th. This ambitious band is passionate about writing and playing extreme metal music and have been making noise in and around Ottawa for a few years now. Thus far, they have opened for such bands as Revocation, The Agonist, Kalmah, Archspire, Incantation, Vesperia, Beyond Creation and Rivers of Nihil. Sinister has been quite a while in the making with the band having released their last full-length End of Days back in 2015.
The band commented, “There’s no concept or theme on this album so all the songs have different meaning. The title track itself divulges into the inevitable end to humanity and potentially the world with it. It discusses the issues around the globe and also addresses the ignorance and selfishness of those indirectly affected by the chaos. It has a strong ‘United We Stand, Divided We Fall’ theme in regards to how people can turn their backs on those in need in order to save their own skin, which ironically will lead to our end as it causes people to turn on each other. Musically for this album, you will notice we have evolved from the first release and have moved away from thrashy overtones to become more diverse including more heavily stated melodic and technical with a solid groove and death foundation.”
Check out the band’s latest music video for the title track, “Sinister” below!