"The Oath" may refer to: 1) French melodic black metal; 2) US black metal; 3) Das Oath 1). The Oath is a French Melodic Black Metal quintet - formed in 1999 in a place called Rhône-Alpes. They self released two demos and two full-length albums, both of which were released on different record labels. The Oath is known for their highly rebellious themes featuring Misanthropy, Self-Destruction, Non-Conformity. On some degree they are somewhat Punk-influenced, in that context. Their album covers generally display some Misanthropic or rebellious historic entity.