1: Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones

2016-12-20 04:06:58 by johan

The Synarchy of Molten Bones Deathspell Omega have always been a rewarding band to listen to, you never know what you'll get, you might not even be 100% happy with it, but ultimately it's a worthwhile endeavor. So when they once again out of the blue announced a new release expectations were immediately dialed to 11. From the moment you hit play there is no doubt what this is, there is simply never mistaking DsO for any other band. The pace has been picked up significantly from 2012's Drought which is a welcome development and there are hints here and there of their, in my opinion finest moment, 2007's Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum. The one nagging aspect is that I do at times feel like this isn't nearly as groundbreaking as some of their earlier efforts, but that doesn't stop this from being another top notch effort.

 

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1: Deathspell Omega - Drought

2012-12-24 05:36:01 by johan

Drought

 

If there was little to say about the previous album on the list, what is there to say about DsO that hasn't already been said? With each release they continue to impress and innovate as few others can; this, short by DsO standards, EP leaves little to be desired, other than perhaps that it was longer. We get both hints of their raging best as well as more nuanced songs all of which fit in with their previous releases. As has been said many times this feels a bit like an epilogue to the long trilogy they concluded a few years back, which only means that what comes next - the first post trilogy full length - will be even more highly anticipated than ever. In a few years we'll know, but until then this will suffice.

 

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1: Deathspell Omega - Paracletus

2010-12-15 09:57:09 by johan

Paracletus Paracletus concludes Deathspell Omega's theological trilogy which began with Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice six years ago. Needless to say it's been a long wait, but it's hard to argue it hasn't been worth it. You can still feel some leftover madness from 2007's Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum but it's largely a restrained album (all terms here relative to Deathspell Omega, few others could release such and album and have it referred to as restrained). That said, this is by no means an easy album to listen to or appreciate, it will win no new fans, but if you're already deep in the Deathspell Omega world you will not be able to put this album down. Without a doubt a monumental achievement, one can only wonder where they'll go now.

 

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