The last in the series for the April artist of the month.
Seculo Seculorum is the second full length album from Manchester based four piece independent band Obsessive Compulsive. This album was fan funded using the PledgeMusic platform, it’s not available to those who have been pledged but will be out on full official release on June 24th.
The title ‘Seculo Seculorum’ immediately grabbed my attention, for me
I imagined it representing the album as a large mystical book filled
with power and potency, but I have since learned it actually means
‘Forever’ as music does indeed live forever, no matter how long ago
someone passes away, their music can be still enjoyed for eternity.
I felt that this album is about strength, independence and self-
empowerment. For instance the song ‘Stamp Your Own Path’ with it’s
lyrics “You don’t need anyone, you never did, you never will, so come on
stamp your own path.”
My personal favourite is the shouty ‘No Logo’ about being against
corporations and remaining true to who you are “I won’t sell my soul to
the corporations” “We won’t tell you what to buy or how to live your
life” sung with such conviction, you know this is something the band
feel strongly about.
Musically I can’t put this album into one particular category, “No
Logo” has elements of punk, there’s a definite metal influence across
the album as well as hard rock and on the final song ‘Swallow the Sound”
I feel like lead singer Kelli is channeling Alanis Morissette vocally
and to some extent lyrically too.
The album has anger and passion in spades, but overall it personally
makes me feel empowered and strong, this is a band that have worked hard
and it shows. We need more bands like Obsessive Compulsive. So please
support them and other independent bands by buying their music and going
to their gigs. You can find all Obsessive Compulsive tour dates by
The first single will be ‘Regurgitate’ released on May 13th.
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