For the last fifteen years Deathspell Omega have been at the vanguard
of black metal, now that hasn’t necessarily changed however for the
first time I feel slightly disappointed by a Deathspell Omega album,
this one hasn’t gotten nearly as much playtime as their previous ones.
Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint the exact causes of this, the sounds
are unmistakably Deathspell Omega but there is just something that’s
not there. I think the slower overall tempo and simpler more direct
song structures just don’t give the same rush as the frenzied chaos of
for example something like Devouring Famine from Paracletus or
anything from the chaos-fest that is Fas - Ite, maledicti, in ignem
aeternum. To clarify this is still a very good album, just compared
to what I know they can accomplish just a bit disappointing.
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