Blast from Oblivion and its creator Splatter Guts is a bit of mystery in general , even in this internet age. What we do know is that for now it is a solo project from an individual in Ithaca, NY. Splatter gut cites influences ranging from Grave Robber/Misfits to Social Distortion to Municipal Waste and Cannibal Corpse, so with that in mind, one can get some type of idea of what the end result would be. In the last year or so, Blast From Oblivion has expanded and changed direction a bit, performing acoustic shows and bringing on Coffin Ghoul to play some guitar. Word has it, that the third album is in the works and will not be a solo project like Restrained or the debut To Hell and Back.
Restrained wastes no time in setting up a creepy vibe with “Silent Screams”, a song filled mostly with a clean guitar line and some spoken and shouted gravelly vocals over the top. “Haunted Apparition” is where the listener gets a clearer idea of what the project is all about. This song is fast punk rock complete with shouted vocals and a gritty guitar line driven along by a fast drum beat, all of which belie some minimal production that gives a live demo-like feeling.