Formed in 2004 to capture the melancholic of Portugal’s northern urban landscapes, Oblique Rain immediately committed themselves to the rehearsal room, writing, throwing away and starting new compositions from scratch, improving their style and progressing as musicians and entity.
Eventually, in 2007, the band was confident enough. Armed with their best seven tracks so far, they recorded and self released «Isohyet», their album, turning a lot of heads in the process due to their magnificent mixture of progressive, melancholic and gloomy metal.
Obviously, talent always goes pair with technical ability and this group formed by professional classical musicians who do wonderful vocal harmonies and catchy riffs, guitar teachers who solo like rock-stars and a classically-trained bass-player was soon to be joined by the best Portuguese drummer: Daniel Cardoso, of Sirius, Head Control System and Heavenwood fame.
Not losing momentum, Oblique Rain quickly wrote «Isohyet»’s follow-up and recorded it in their drummer’s UltraSound Studios (with the band itself producing it and Daniel mixing and mastering). The result is «October Dawn» a further progressive and tighter approach to OR’s trademark sound and one of the best albums ever to come out of Portugal, period.
Due to the road-trip the band is preparing to promote «October Dawn», Daniel Cardoso saw himself meanwhile in the hard position of having to choose continuing his work in UltraSound and play in Oblique Rain. A new drummer called Marcelo Aires was recently announce and the band coming from Porto is ready to take its magic to Portugal’s main venues and abroad.
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