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NEGURĂ BUNGET - 'n crugu bradului Atmospheric Black Metal
NEGURĂ BUNGET - OM Atmospheric Black Metal
NEGURĂ BUNGET - Măiestrit Atmospheric Black Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Master Of Reality Heavy Metal
DEATHSPELL OMEGA - Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum: Chaining the Katechon Black Metal
DEATHSPELL OMEGA - Kénôse Black Metal
DEATH - The Sound of Perseverance Technical Death Metal
DREAM THEATER - Images and Words Progressive Metal
DREAM THEATER - Awake Progressive Metal
DREAM THEATER - Metropolis, Part 2: Scenes From a Memory Progressive Metal
NECROPHAGIST - Epitaph Technical Death Metal
LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT - Liquid Tension Experiment Progressive Metal
EPHEL DUATH - Pain Necessary to Know Avant-garde Metal
PROFANUM - Musaeum Esotericum Symphonic Black Metal
DEATHSPELL OMEGA - Mass Grave Aesthetics Black Metal
ALCEST - Écailles de lune Atmospheric Black Metal
ALCEST - Souvenirs d'un autre monde Metal Related
MY DYING BRIDE - The Dreadful Hours Death-Doom Metal
MY DYING BRIDE - The Light at the End of the World Death-Doom Metal
MY DYING BRIDE - Songs of Darkness, Words of Light Death-Doom Metal
UARAL - Sounds of Pain... Doom Metal
MESHUGGAH - I Progressive Metal
ALCEST - Les Voyages de L'âme Atmospheric Black Metal
MEGADETH - Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH - Countdown to Extinction Thrash Metal
DEATHSPELL OMEGA - Diabolus Absconditus Black Metal
SEPULTURA - Beneath the Remains Thrash Metal
SEPULTURA - Arise Thrash Metal
MAYHEM - Chimera Black Metal
DREAM THEATER - Live at the Marquee Progressive Metal
DREAM THEATER - Live Scenes From New York Progressive Metal
DREAM THEATER - Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York Progressive Metal
AGALLOCH - Ashes Against the Grain Folk Metal
AGALLOCH - The Mantle Folk Metal
BURZUM - Filosofem Atmospheric Black Metal
DEATHSPELL OMEGA - Drought Black Metal
MAYHEM - Ordo Ad Chao Black Metal
DEATH - Symbolic Technical Death Metal
OM - God Is Good Stoner Metal
OM - Advaitic Songs Stoner Metal | review permalink
DEATHSPELL OMEGA - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum Black Metal | review permalink
DEATHSPELL OMEGA - Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice Black Metal | review permalink
DEATHSPELL OMEGA - Paracletus Black Metal | review permalink
DORDEDUH - Dar de duh Atmospheric Black Metal
ALTAR OF PLAGUES - Mammal Atmospheric Black Metal
SAMAEL - Ceremony of Opposites Black Metal
SLAGMAUR - Skrekk Lich Kunstler Black Metal
SECRET CHIEFS 3 - Book M Non-Metal
VOIVOD - The Outer Limits Progressive Metal | review permalink
CRAFT - Fuck the Universe Black Metal
TESTAMENT - Demonic Thrash Metal
ALTAR OF PLAGUES - Teethed Glory and Injury Atmospheric Black Metal
MESHUGGAH - Destroy Erase Improve Progressive Metal
MESHUGGAH - Chaosphere Progressive Metal
BURZUM - Dauði Baldrs Non-Metal
BURZUM - Hliðskjálf Non-Metal
DREAM THEATER - Images and Words Live in Tokyo Progressive Metal
AHAB - The Boats of the Glen Carrig Death-Doom Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Black Sabbath Heavy Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Heavy Metal
MESHUGGAH - Nothing Progressive Metal
NECROPHAGIST - Onset of Putrefaction Technical Death Metal
SÓLSTAFIR - Masterpiece Of Bitterness Atmospheric Sludge Metal
LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT - Liquid Tension Experiment 2 Progressive Metal
FREDRIK THORDENDAL'S SPECIAL DEFECTS - Sol Niger Within: Version 3.33 Avant-garde Metal
NEGURĂ BUNGET - Maiastru sfetnic Atmospheric Black Metal
EPHEL DUATH - The Painter's Palette Avant-garde Metal
PROFANUM - Profanum Aeternum : Eminence of Satanic Imperial Art Symphonic Black Metal
OPETH - Morningrise Death Metal
OPETH - Still Life Progressive Metal
VEKTOR - Black Future Technical Thrash Metal
SOLEFALD - The Linear Scaffold Black Metal
ENSLAVED - Below the Lights Black Metal
ESOTERIC - Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum Funeral Doom Metal
ESOTERIC - Metamorphogenesis Funeral Doom Metal
VEKTOR - Outer Isolation Technical Thrash Metal
FARSOT - Insects Black Metal
FARSOT - IIII Black Metal
SKITLIV - Skandinavisk Misantropi Doom Metal
SHINING - III: Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie Depressive Black Metal
SHINING - V: Halmstad Depressive Black Metal
NEGURĂ BUNGET - Triology Atmospheric Black Metal
RUSSIAN CIRCLES - Empros Metal Related
RUSSIAN CIRCLES - Geneva Metal Related
DARK SUNS - Grave Human Genuine Progressive Metal
MESHUGGAH - Koloss Progressive Metal
DØDHEIMSGARD - Supervillain Outcast Industrial Metal
DØDHEIMSGARD - 666 International Black Metal
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin III Hard Rock
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV Hard Rock
KING CRIMSON - Lizard Proto-Metal
KING CRIMSON - Larks' Tongues In Aspic Proto-Metal
AINIGMA - Diluvium Proto-Metal
NEKTAR - Journey to the Centre of the Eye Proto-Metal
CREAM - Disraeli Gears Proto-Metal
DREAM THEATER - Live at Budokan Progressive Metal
LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT - LTE Live 2008 Progressive Metal
DRUDKH - Кров у наших криницях (Blood in Our Wells) Atmospheric Black Metal
DREAM THEATER - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence Progressive Metal
OPETH - The Roundhouse Tapes Progressive Metal
METALLICA - Kill 'em All Thrash Metal
DEATH - Human Technical Death Metal
NEUROSIS - Neurosis & Jarboe (with Jarboe) Atmospheric Sludge Metal
CODE - Resplendent Grotesque Black Metal
GRU - Cosmogenesis Progressive Metal
BOLT THROWER - Those Once Loyal Death Metal
BOLT THROWER - Honour - Valour - Pride Death Metal
MESHUGGAH - Alive Progressive Metal
MESHUGGAH - Meshugga Alive Progressive Metal
SMOHALLA - Résilience Avant-garde Metal
SLAGMAUR - Von Rov Shelter Black Metal
CONTROL DENIED - The Fragile Art of Existence Progressive Metal
VIRUS - The Agent That Shapes the Desert Metal Related
CRAFT - Void Black Metal
CRAFT - Terror Propaganda Black Metal
MEGADETH - Youthanasia Heavy Metal
ROTTING CHRIST - Khronos Melodic Black Metal
ROTTING CHRIST - Genesis Melodic Black Metal
ROTTING CHRIST - Triarchy of the Lost Lovers Melodic Black Metal
ROTTING CHRIST - Sleep of the Angels Melodic Black Metal
TESTAMENT - Low Thrash Metal
MOURNING BELOVETH - A Disease for the Ages Death-Doom Metal
MOURNING BELOVETH - A Murderous Circus Death-Doom Metal
SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT - Long Distance Trip Stoner Rock
EMPYRIUM - A Wintersunset... Folk Metal
ROTTING CHRIST - Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού Melodic Black Metal | review permalink
WATAIN - Opus Diaboli Black Metal
ALTAR OF PLAGUES - White Tomb Atmospheric Black Metal
GOJIRA - L'Enfant Sauvage Death Metal
GOJIRA - The Way of All Flesh Death Metal
DEATH - Individual Thought Patterns Technical Death Metal
DEATH - Live in Eindhoven '98 Technical Death Metal
DEATH - Live in L.A. (Death & Raw) Technical Death Metal
DREAM THEATER - Falling Into Infinity Progressive Metal
VILDHJARTA - Måsstaden Progressive Metal
AHAB - The Giant Death-Doom Metal
FAITH NO MORE - King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime Alternative Metal
FAITH NO MORE - Angel Dust Alternative Metal
ENTROPIA - Ufonaut Black Metal
ENTROPIA - Vacuum Atmospheric Sludge Metal
VOIVOD - Nothingface Progressive Metal
VOIVOD - Dimension Hatröss Technical Thrash Metal
DREAM THEATER - Distance Over Time Progressive Metal
HAKEN - The Mountain Progressive Metal
HAKEN - Affinity Progressive Metal
HAKEN - Enter the 5th Dimension Progressive Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid Heavy Metal
NEVERMORE - Dead Heart in a Dead World Thrash Metal
OPETH - My Arms, Your Hearse Death Metal
YEAR OF NO LIGHT - Nord Atmospheric Sludge Metal
YEAR OF NO LIGHT - Ausserwelt Atmospheric Sludge Metal
SOLEFALD - Red for Fire: An Icelandic Odyssey, Part I Avant-garde Metal
SOLEFALD - Black for Death: An Icelandic Odyssey, Part II Avant-garde Metal
NEGURĂ BUNGET - Zîrnindu-să Atmospheric Black Metal
NEGURĂ BUNGET - From Transilvanian Forest Atmospheric Black Metal
SECRETS OF THE MOON - Antithesis Black Metal
ENSLAVED - Isa Black Metal
ENSLAVED - Ruun Black Metal
MY DYING BRIDE - The Angel and the Dark River Doom Metal
ESOTERIC - Paragon of Dissonance Funeral Doom Metal
MESHUGGAH - Catch Thirtythree Progressive Metal
MESHUGGAH - Nothing (2006) Progressive Metal
MESHUGGAH - obZen Progressive Metal
INQUISITION - Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm Black Metal
INQUISITION - Magnificent Glorification of Lucifer Black Metal
LES DISCRETS - Septembre et ses dernières pensées Metal Related
LES DISCRETS - Ariettes Oubliées... Non-Metal
PESTILENCE - Spheres Technical Death Metal
DARK SUNS - Orange Metal Related
DØDHEIMSGARD - Satanic Art Black Metal
ANGST SKVADRON - Flukt Black Metal
TESTAMENT - The Ritual Thrash Metal
ENSLAVED - Return to Yggdrasil: Live in Bergen Black Metal
NEVERMORE - Dreaming Neon Black Thrash Metal
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin II Hard Rock
LED ZEPPELIN - Houses Of The Holy Hard Rock
LED ZEPPELIN - Physical Graffiti Hard Rock
CACTUS - Restrictions Hard Rock
ATOMIC ROOSTER - Death Walks Behind You Hard Rock
DARKTHRONE - Ravishing Grimness Black Metal
DARKTHRONE - Panzerfaust Black Metal
MAYHEM - Grand Declaration of War Black Metal
DREAM THEATER - Live at Budokan Progressive Metal
BURZUM - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss Atmospheric Black Metal
DRUDKH - Пісні скорботи і самітності (Songs of Grief and Solitude) Non-Metal
DRUDKH - Відчуженість (Estrangement) Atmospheric Black Metal
ENSLAVED - Hordanes Land Black Metal
BLOTTED SCIENCE - The Machinations of Dementia Progressive Metal
BLOTTED SCIENCE - The Animation Of Entomology Progressive Metal
OPETH - In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall Progressive Metal
OPETH - Lamentations, Live At Shepherd's Bush Empire, 2003 Progressive Metal
CYNIC - Focus Technical Death Metal
CYNIC - Traced in Air Progressive Metal
METALLICA - No Life 'Til Leather Thrash Metal
METALLICA - Live Metal Up Your Ass Thrash Metal
HIGH TIDE - Sea Shanties Heavy Psych
OM - Pilgrimage Stoner Metal
OM - Conference Of The Birds Stoner Metal
BOLT THROWER - The IVth Crusade Death Metal
MARȚOLEA - Noaptea Dihãniilor Pagan Black Metal
CAP DE CRANIU - I'll Kill If I Live Deathcore
ALTAR OF PLAGUES - Tides Atmospheric Black Metal
CELELALTE CUVINTE - Stem Progressive Metal
PROFANUM - Misantropiae Floris Symphonic Black Metal
STAGNANT WATERS - Stagnant Waters Avant-garde Metal
ROTTING CHRIST - A Dead Poem Gothic Metal
SEPULTURA - Chaos A.D. Groove Metal
NECROMANTIA - Crossing the Fiery Path Black Metal
NECROMANTIA - Scarlet Evil Witching Black Symphonic Black Metal
KYLESA - Ultraviolet Stoner Metal
MOURNING BELOVETH - Formless Death-Doom Metal
GOJIRA - Terra Incognita Death Metal
MESHUGGAH - Contradictions Collapse Technical Thrash Metal
BILL WARD - Ward One: Along the Way Hard Rock
VIRUS - Carheart Avant-garde Metal
VIRUS - The Black Flux Avant-garde Metal
SHINING - IV: The Eerie Cold Depressive Black Metal
TESSERACT - One Progressive Metal
TESSERACT - Concealing Fate Progressive Metal
FLEURETY - Min Tid Skal Komme Atmospheric Black Metal
AHAB - The Divinity of Oceans Funeral Doom Metal
FAITH NO MORE - Album Of The Year Alternative Metal
CRAFT - White Noise and Black Metal Black Metal
ENTROPIA - Vesper Atmospheric Sludge Metal
TOOL - Ænima Alternative Metal
VOIVOD - Angel Rat Progressive Metal
PORCUPINE TREE - The Incident Metal Related
PORCUPINE TREE - In Absentia Metal Related
PORCUPINE TREE - Deadwing Metal Related
OBSCURE SPHINX - Anaesthetic Inhalation Ritual Atmospheric Sludge Metal
HAKEN - Vector Progressive Metal
HAKEN - Restoration Progressive Metal
SÓLSTAFIR - Í Blóði Og Anda Black Metal
NEGURĂ BUNGET - Inarborat kosmos Atmospheric Black Metal
NEGURĂ BUNGET - Sala Molksa Atmospheric Black Metal
DORDEDUH - Valea Omului Atmospheric Black Metal
OPETH - Deliverance Progressive Metal
ENSLAVED - Monumension Black Metal
ENSLAVED - Mardraum: Beyond the Within Black Metal
DREAM THEATER - A Dramatic Turn of Events Progressive Metal
SIX FEET UNDER - Haunted Death Metal
GEHENNA - WW Black Metal
BLUT AUS NORD - 777 - The Desanctification Atmospheric Black Metal
ESOTERIC - The Maniacal Vale Funeral Doom Metal
NEGURĂ BUNGET - Focul Viu Atmospheric Black Metal
PESTILENCE - Testimony of the Ancients Technical Death Metal
ARCTURUS - La Masquerade Infernale Avant-garde Metal
ARCTURUS - The Sham Mirrors Avant-garde Metal
ANGST SKVADRON - Sweet Poison Black Metal
TESTAMENT - Souls of Black Thrash Metal
ENSLAVED - Thorn Atmospheric Black Metal
ENSLAVED - Live Retaliation Black Metal
CACTUS - 'Ot 'n' Sweaty Hard Rock
DREAM THEATER - Train of Thought Progressive Metal
MY DYING BRIDE - As the Flower Withers Death-Doom Metal
MY DYING BRIDE - Turn Loose the Swans Death-Doom Metal
AGALLOCH - Pale Folklore Folk Metal
BURZUM - Det Som Engang Var Atmospheric Black Metal
PROFANUM - Flowers of our Black Misanthropy Melodic Black Metal
MY DYING BRIDE - Sinamorata Death-Doom Metal
ZU - Carboniferous Avant-garde Metal
SECRET CHIEFS 3 - Book of Horizons Metal Related
MY DYING BRIDE - A Map of All our Failures Doom Metal
ENSLAVED - RIITIIR Progressive Metal
ROTTING CHRIST - Sanctus Diavolos Melodic Black Metal
DREAM THEATER - Dream Theater Progressive Metal
INQUISITION - Nefarious Dismal Orations Black Metal
INQUISITION - Obscure Verses for the Multiverse Black Metal
INQUISITION - Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan Black Metal
TOOL - Lateralus Progressive Metal
TOOL - 10,000 Days Progressive Metal
SOEN - Lykaia Progressive Metal
OBSCURE SPHINX - Void Mother Atmospheric Sludge Metal
SECRETS OF THE MOON - Carved in Stigmata Wounds Black Metal
MY DYING BRIDE - A Line of Deathless Kings Doom Metal
TESTAMENT - Practice What You Preach Thrash Metal
NEVERMORE - The Politics of Ecstasy Thrash Metal
L.O.S.T. - Remains of Pain Melodic Death Metal
STONED JESUS - Seven Thunders Roar Stoner Metal
MAYHEM - Esoteric Warfare Black Metal
OPETH - Blackwater Park Progressive Metal
SOEN - Cognitive Progressive Metal
SOEN - Tellurian Progressive Metal
OBSCURE SPHINX - Epitaphs Atmospheric Sludge Metal
NEGURĂ BUNGET - Focul Viu Atmospheric Black Metal
SECRETS OF THE MOON - Privilegivm Black Metal
ENSLAVED - Vertebrae Progressive Metal
DREAM THEATER - Black Clouds & Silver Linings Progressive Metal
ENSLAVED - Axioma Ethica Odini Progressive Metal
DREAM THEATER - Systematic Chaos Progressive Metal
TESSERACT - Altered State Progressive Metal
OPETH - Heritage Metal Related
SIX FEET UNDER - Warpath Death Metal
SIX FEET UNDER - True Carnage Death Metal
SIX FEET UNDER - Death Rituals Death Metal
DREAM THEATER - Octavarium Progressive Metal
OPETH - Sorceress Metal Related
NEGURĂ BUNGET - Poartă de Dincolo Atmospheric Black Metal
SIX FEET UNDER - Maximum Violence Death Metal
DREAM THEATER - The Astonishing Progressive Metal
NEGURĂ BUNGET - Vîrstele Pamîntului Atmospheric Black Metal

Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Progressive Metal 65 4.05
2 Black Metal 50 4.21
3 Atmospheric Black Metal 29 4.00
4 Thrash Metal 15 4.23
5 Death Metal 13 3.50
6 Avant-garde Metal 12 4.08
7 Metal Related 12 3.83
8 Technical Death Metal 11 4.45
9 Death-Doom Metal 11 4.36
10 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 9 4.00
11 Hard Rock 9 4.06
12 Melodic Black Metal 7 4.21
13 Stoner Metal 6 4.17
14 Proto-Metal 5 4.50
15 Non-Metal 5 4.60
16 Heavy Metal 5 4.50
17 Doom Metal 5 4.00
18 Funeral Doom Metal 5 4.10
19 Folk Metal 4 4.50
20 Alternative Metal 4 4.25
21 Technical Thrash Metal 4 4.38
22 Symphonic Black Metal 4 4.38
23 Depressive Black Metal 3 4.33
24 Pagan Black Metal 1 4.00
25 Melodic Death Metal 1 3.00
26 Stoner Rock 1 4.50
27 Deathcore 1 4.00
28 Gothic Metal 1 4.00
29 Groove Metal 1 4.00
30 Heavy Psych 1 4.00
31 Industrial Metal 1 4.50

Latest Albums Reviews

ROTTING CHRIST Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού

Album · 2013 · Melodic Black Metal
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First time I listened to Rotting Christ was 10 years ago, in college. I remember that albums like "Triarchy of the Lost Lovers", "A Dead Poem", "Sleep of the Angels", "Khronos" and "Genesis" made me love their style, their melodic black/gothic riffs and choirs. But somehow, after six interesting albums that marked my tastes in music followed three cds that, for some reason, didn't capture my attention at all. Rather liniar, repetitive and dull, "Sanctus Diavolos" and especially "Theogonia" and "Aealo" made my think that RC started following a road that will never catch my attention like they used to....and then "Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού" came. It captures the very essence of RC from their best albums and somehow goes a little further with crushing riffs and a good sound quality (a thing that older albums of Rotting Christ didn't have, making the guitars not so dynamic). I considered writing some track names that I consider to be the best on this album, but I can't make up my mind: all of the tracks are different in styles and each and every one of them has something interesting in them; all hails to Rotting Christ!

VOIVOD The Outer Limits

Album · 1993 · Progressive Metal
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King Crimson goes Sci-fi Thrash Metal

I think this is the appropriate description for this album since the songs are a bit more leaned towards construction than on the rest of their earlier albums. Usually when a band starts to create more construction-based songs, they loose a bit from their dynamic...not the case with Voivod! Similar to King Crimson's "Islands" (especially with the astonishing resemblance between 'Sailor's Tale'/'Jack Luminous'), "The Outer Limits" flawlessly combine Voivod's dynamic thrash metal characteristics with precision, accuracy and their already-known catchy riffs.

PS: I would also compare this album's release to Amon Duul II's "Tanz der Leminge".

DEATHSPELL OMEGA Paracletus

Album · 2010 · Black Metal
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“Paracletus” – the last of the grand three...and what a great job these guys did by maintaining the standards set by “Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice” and “Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum”. If the first album from this trilogy came as a complete surprise, the success of “Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum” (2007) and “Paracletus” (2010) in completing this majestic three-piece work of art was somehow expected by the release made in 2005 (the absolutely phenomenal “Kénôse”) and in 2008 (with the excellent duo “Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum: Chaining the Katechon” – “Mass Grave Aesthetics”). So, after two ground-breaking albums and three exceptional EPs, “Paracletus” came as a natural continuation of their unique style that has influenced and changed the Black Metal scene.

Unlike the previous two albums, “Paracletus” starts off with straightforward riffing and playful cymbals; no choral intros, no atmospheric constructions, just sheer brutality. ‘Epiklesis’ I and II both contain verses in English, Latin and in the newly-added French (I was wondering when will they write in their own language). While the album delivers a more standard Black Metal style (starting from ‘Wings of Predation’ and ‘Abscission’), the dissonant guitars are omnipresent, side-by-side with the chaotic bass and drums that build-up great structures in the evolution of ‘Dearth’, ‘Phosphene’, ‘Malconfort’, ‘Have You Beheld the Fevers?’. And so we stand before ‘Devouring Famine’ and ‘Apokatastasis Pantôn’ – you will get crushed by the incredible polyrhythmic fast-drumming. Everything speeds-up at the end, the feelings get more intense than ever while the haunting guitars just tear you apart; all that has been constructed, created with great skill will crumble upon you from immense heights to intense burning depths.

“You were seeking strength, justice, splendour! You were seeking love!

Here is the pit, here is your pit! Its name is SILENCE…”

...and this fabulous trilogy comes to an end. The value of Deathspell Omega’s work is unquestionable when it comes to atmosphere, ideology, verse-writing, technique, construction and destruction.

DEATHSPELL OMEGA Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice

Album · 2004 · Black Metal
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This review is written by someone who considers Deathspell Omega to be one of the most important Black Metal bands nowadays and one of the most important in the history of the genre...and this is why:

"Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice" – comparison with other Metal albums

"Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice" is the beginning of one of the most important trilogies in modern-day Metal...and I say Metal 'cause the album at hand is more than Black. It incorporates Progressive and Technical elements, the listener having to deal with the absolutely monumental waves of music complexity, frenetic dissonance and polyrhythmic song structures that redefined Deathspell Omega as Avant-garde Black. I would dare to compare the importance of this album with Mayhem's "Chimera", Burzum's "Filosofem", Darkthrone's "Panzerfaust", Enslaved's "Mardraum" or even Negură Bunget's "Măiastru Sfetnic".

"Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice" – comparison with other Deathspell Omega albums

Released in 2004, it has a totally different sound than the Darkthrone-like "Infernal Battles" and "Inquisitors of Satan", setting the standards for what it was to come: the majestic "Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum" and the crushing "Paracletus", with "Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum" being the pinnacle of this collection. Although not the best from the three, "Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice" was the beginning of change in contemporary Black Metal, an infusion of inspiration and new elements that the BM scene needed so bad.

DEATHSPELL OMEGA Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum

Album · 2007 · Black Metal
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“A masterpiece of Avant-garde Black and one of the greatest releases in extreme music” – I think these are the words that best describe this absolutely astonishing creation.

The album is framed by the songs ‘Obombration’, grandiose pieces of ravishing beauty which give the album a circle-like representation of the Infinite. Unlike the rest of the album’s lyrics written in English, the two Obombrations have Latin and Greek words that are used to create the best intro and outro for this album:

“Hagios ho Theos, Sanctus Deus / Hagios Ischyros, Sanctus Fortis

Deus, judica me... / ut quid, Domine, recessisti longe?

Judica me... perinde ac cadaver”

“Deus, judica me / ... et factus est sudor eius sicut guttae sanguinis decurrentis in terram.

Domine, in pulverem mortis deduxisti me / perinde ac cadaver.”

(Translation)

“God, judge me / ...and his sweat was made as drops of blood running down to earth.

Lord, into the dust of death you guided me / just as a cadaver.”

Having in mind the style created on the preceding album "Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice", we venture ourselves into the depths of this abyssal creation to firstly find ‘The Shrine of Mad Laughter’ whose instrumentation is just pure technical madness unleashed before ‘Bread of Bitterness’ and ‘The Repellent Scars of Abandon and Election’, songs filled with brilliantly-created dissonance, crushing drumming and catchy guitar riffs and tremolos that continue towards ‘A Chore for the Lost’ with mind-numbing complexity. The atmosphere created during this 46mins trip is the result of flawless album construction, the brain-child of these unknown geniuses.

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  • Posted more than 2 years ago in Your recent Metal purchases
    hehe, Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy is a nice addition to any metal collection :)
  • Posted more than 2 years ago in Favorite Black Metal album(s)
    my fav bm albums are:Negura Bunget - n Crugu BraduluiBurzum - FilosofemDeathspell Omega - KenoseProfanum - Eminence of Satanic Imperial ArtSamael - Ceremony of OppositesMayhem - Chimeraalso Rotting Christ - Triarchy of the Lost Lovers had a huge impact on me when i listened to it for the first time
  • Posted more than 2 years ago in Rotting Christ - new album
    first i'd like to say that my opinion is very influenced by the fact that i'm used to their Mystical Meeting style that i loved for many years. the fact that they were unable to write something decent in the last years (i'm referring to Theogonia & Aeolo) was, probably, a period of changes that bands usually face after 20 years of history.now...the new album (with the weird name i cannot remember): a very beautiful surprise! they managed to get back to their Khronos/Genesis style and mix ethnical influences into their style in a flawless wayps: needless to say that my fav piece on this album is Cine Iubeste si Lasa, a cover that i find to be absolutely incredible :) kogaionon2013-03-02 02:54:22

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