Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Deathspell Omega - Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice

"Blessed are the dead whiche dye in the Lorde
Say it loud the ultimate paradigm: Blessed are the dead whiche dye in the Lord"

Deathspell Omega - Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice

A while after posting the Dark Tribe earlier, I kind of remembered something. I haven't actually posted any Deathspell Omega! So here we go, SMRC, easily one of the most influential modern black metal releases in the past 5 years. This shit just took the black metal genre, and made it live, something it hadn't done since Emperor disbanded pretty much.

Musically this is black metal, but quite unlike your typical. This is really something you need to hear to accurately describe. But essentially, this is some very avantgarde and experimental black metal. Granted, it isn't neccesarily "post-black metal" like say... Solefald or Ved Buens Ende but I think you get the idea.

As I said before, this is easily one of the msot influential black metal releases in a long long time, and it really does not dissapoint. I can not think of a single complaint about this album beyond perhaps the songs being a tad too long for the most part, that is it.

Now something else that set this album apart from others, were the lyrics. Is it satanic? Yes. Is it cut your flesh and worship Satan? No. The lyrics greatly delve upon Theistic Satanism from a metaphysical point of view, and the results are admittedly seemingly works of poetry. I highly recommend giving them a read, even if such things do not interest you. They can be read here.

I think that is enough praise for now though. Really this album is a complete work of art, a masterpiece really, and well deserving of a listen for anyone.


First Prayer. (5:43)
Sola Fide I. (5:15)
Sola Fide II. (7:53)
Second Prayer. (4:41)
Blessed Are The Dead Whiche Dye In The Lorde. (5:47)
Hétoïmasia. (7:08)
Third Prayer. (3:57)
Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice. (6:32)
Odivm Nostrvm. (6:46)
Jvbilate Deo (O Be Joyfvl In The Lord) (6:07)
Carnal Malefactor. (11:45)
Drink The Devil's Blood. (4:32)
Malign Paradigm. (3:40)

Highest reccomendation



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