Black Perfection

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.

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3 Comments

  • Posted 01.08.2011 at 19:13 | Permalink

    This is the only album I’ve ever heard by Deathspell Omega, but I’m addicted to it.

    It took a while for me to start hearing the shapes in the noise, but… now it just seems to get better with every listen. There are recurring musical themes, there are horns down in the mix somewhere…

    It’s a really cool one.

  • itwriter
    Posted 02.08.2011 at 09:08 | Permalink

    The high notes that they plink out on their guitars remind me a lot of Ulcerate, a New Zealand outfit. But Ulcerate are a little less melodic than Deathspell Omega … if you can imagine that :-D

  • Posted 23.03.2014 at 09:46 | Permalink

    Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in
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    Thanks

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