Release date: 24 May 2006
Style: Symphonic black metal


8.2 | 53 votes


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9 want it

01. Slitwrist Ecstacy
02. Bloodstar
03. Chemical God
04. Rat In A Maze
05. Soulslayers
06. The Silver Fix
07. Embrace The Gods Of Suffering
08. Ravine
09. Hatefeast
+ Music video: Chemical God


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When hearing the band name "Shade Empire," I imagined something exactly sounding like their latest effort Omega Arcane, a very bombastic symphonic black metal album. But their previous outputs turned out to be quite a bit different, and so Intoxicate O.S. sounds a lot more Sinthetic.

Unlike their later efforts, Intoxicate O.S. depends a lot more on keys, which is not necessarily too bad. The thing that I'm not sure how I should feel about is that they are also mixed heavily into the foreground. This at times drowns the guitars under a wall of synthetic melodies. Imagine a room with a melodic black metal band playing in the middle surrounded by tons of keyboards in a circle around them, trying their best to create a variety of atmospheres, while still remaining insanely catchy. Then add Harju's quite solid vocals, but be aware that they sometimes can overshoot the mark, especially in "Slitwrist Ecstasy" (though I think in this case it suits the song quite well for the most part).

published 14.04.2015 | Comments (3)

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s_t_s - 16.04.2015 at 19:45  
  I love Omega Arcane so I gave this one a shot but... No, definitely not my cup of tea :/

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