I’ve heard Deathspell Omega before, and wasn’t as impressed as perhaps I should have been. But Paracletus is a different story. This is a furious work of art. A perfect combination of teeth-grinding apocalypse and sad musicality. This is what makes black metal so different, to my ears, to other metal subgenres. There is honest creativity here. Not technical virtuosity, not pompousness, not “I can thrash faster than you”, but creativity. I like where they take me.