"It's a magnificently-assembled album, with the performances ranging from nailed-down to wild abandon in pleasing proportion, strong riffs throughout, and a real mean edge to it all."
"'Obelisk' is, in all, a thinking man’s doom metal record; it keeps you on your toes, always remains untamed, delivering uppercuts with complete conviction just when you think you’ve sussed them out."
"Goya‘s second offers evidence of growth undertaken, provides glimpses of what might develop down the line, finds the band reveling in their processes and hits like a hammer made of pills. There is little one might ask of it that it does not deliver."
"You can listen to everything they have ever put out as easy as I can, which gives you the chance to make your own decisions. So this is what I will tell you. GOYA is Godzilla, and you are Tokyo."
"There are albums in every genre that stand out as totems of what can be achieved and whilst doom may have more than its fair share, Obelisk can rightly belong up there with them too."
"Goya return with their second full-sized album Obelisk, after the amazing 777 released in 2013, and deliver a body blow of skull crushing heavy grooves and guitars that summon the spirits of Norse gods when played at volume."
"This is one hell of a trip into a well-crafted, surreal soundscape and shouldn’t be overlooked by any fan of the stoner rock/metal genre."
"Indeed, Goya’s songwriting evolved a lot since the release of 777, in 2013. The biggest and most noticeable differences lie in the variety and the unique sense of wholeness which flows throughout the album."
"Gigantic in sound and thought, Goya unleashes a cavalcade of molten sludge riffs and desert rock psychedelia on to the listener. Beautiful, shimmering guitar leads and solos give way to tough-guy riffing and general doom metal badassery."
"Goya isn’t just some band that plays heavy riffs for the sake of playing heavy riffs. There is a narrative that is part and parcel of every song. Few bands can provide quality on this level, musically and lyrically. Obelisk simply destroys, sonically and philosophically."
"Obelisk is easily the band’s most varied release to date, but it also stands as their darkest and grimiest. Goya have channeled a black, twisted psychology with their latest both musically and atmospherically. Obelisk, with its heavy, overblown riffs and feedback strewn soundscapes, is top-tier material that easily stands among the year’s best."
Recorded live in the practice space
All vocals, and "300 Eyes" recorded at Switchblade Sound