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3 stars The Satanic Art EP from Dødmeimsgard is meant to bridge the gap between the previous album Monumental Possesion and the next one 666 International. And there are traces of both albums in the songs on Satanic Art.

The EP starts with a short piano intro which sounds like music from a horror movie and then into the first song Traces of reality which is by far the best track here. It consists of many different parts and I hear some Dimmu Borgir influences in the first part of the song especially in the part with the violin which is pretty symphonic. It´s a style Dødheimsgard has never tried before. Later on there are some unmistakable Dødheimsgard riffs and industial hints. The song also has a strong influence from Emperor in the fast chaotic riffing. It´s a very impressive song indeed.

The next two songs are not quite as exciting as they are more primitive and Monumental Possession comes to mind, but there are still a strong Emperor influence too. The last song is another horror like piano piece which I think I recognize as a different variant of the intro to 666 International. Conceptual Continuity as Zappa would have said.

The musicianship has taken a big notch up since Monumental Possession and there are even some complex parts here and there. The drumming has to be noted as they play very fast. Hyper blast beats at times and it´s amazing you can hear what is happening at this speed which is of course due to the excellent production on Satanic Art.

Dødheimsgard is on their way to becoming more experimental with this EP, but of course no one could have expected what would happen next even though there are experiments on Satanic Art. 666 International is a groundbreaking release and Satanic Art serves as a fine teaser to that one. 3 stars is my rating as there are both very good and some not so memorable moments on Satanic Art.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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