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Deathspell Omega


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.74 | 90 ratings

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2 stars This album of French black metal band Deathspell Omega didn't surprise me too much.Being almost a cult black metal band on their early releases, some last years band plays more different music.

For everyone not familiar with DO sound I would like to mention fast noise metal, growling vocals, some black metal atmosphere and quite complex compositions' rhythm structures. Interesting, sound even being destructive,is quite ambient,almost polished. Production are far from good though (what is not a big problem in the metal world, but is a big minus for prog fans I believe). There even are some traces of melodies on some compositions, but in all this is a brutal radical metal album,mostly interesting for such sub-genre fans.

To be honest, I was surprised when found this band added on PA. Looking retrospectively, they are not too much different from Burzum or Emperor, the bands which are respected black metal units, but hardly have any relations with progressive rock at all. Possibly, the formal reason for DO inclusion on progressive music site was some avant-metal elements in their music. For me such reason sounds quite controversial, but I am far not specialist in metal prog.

The only thing I need to add - this album possibly is one between some most radical metal albums on PA, so if you're not a heavy fan of such music, better avoid it.

Kind of average album for radical metal fans, this release sounds too much out of place on progressive site for me.My rating is 2+.

snobb | 2/5 |


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