As a matter of fact, the music is so soft, easygoing, proverbial and serene that becomes very hard to classify this work as black metal, in any subgenre or category. Its more similar to a dark symphony than any style of metal. Nevertheless, the music is extremely beautiful, delicate, meticulously executed and profoundly effective, affecting the soul and the senses of an interior affliction, requesting the balance of an exhaustion, that forgives the sentimental falacies of the perpetual night, deliberately projected to standardize the essential patterns of Neoheresy’s music.
Although a little bit short, Oblawa manages to be a very beautiful and remarkable album. Splendidly unpredictable, genuinely creative and marvelously consistent, this record certainly has the potential to please enthusiasts of more avant-garde forms of black metal. Nonetheless, given the fact that the album pratically has a total absence of heavy passages, Oblawa can be heard by literally anyone who has even the slightest inclination for more creative and experimental types of music.
Certainly, Oblawa can be considered a masterpiece, although on its own terms. Despite the fact that the music hardly remembers any kind of black metal, the record certainly deserves a favorable and formidable mention for its groundbreaking originality, deeply filled by versatile arrangements, a technically impeccable group of methodical elements, and a creative line of work, that has guaranteed an impressive result, that certainly can be classified as unique in the history of the underground scene.