Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice


8.6 | 182 votes |
Release date: February 2004
Style: Black metal

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01. First Prayer
02. Sola Fide I
03. Sola Fide II
04. Second Prayer
05. Blessed Are The Dead Whiche Dye In The Lorde
06. Hétoïmasia
07. Third Prayer
08. Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
09. Odium Nostrum
10. Jubilate Deo (O Be Joyful In The Lord)
11. Carnal Malefactor
12. Drink The Devil's Blood
13. Malign Paradigm

Additional info
Released as CD and limited gatefold double LP with a poster.

Guest review by
VloRD
Rating:
9.3
Deathspell Omega needs no introduction. Producing remarkable work for over a decade, they have placed a firm foothold over the black metal industry. Known for their trademark sound, they are one of the most respected metal bands in the modern era. And with the release of Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice, they began to accumulate the recognition they deserved.

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published 20.06.2011 | Comments (17)

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15.02.2011 - 06:13
Rating: 8
Destructo
The biggest drawback of this otherwise good album is the length. By the time, Track 11 started playing, I was like, "Is this EVER gonna end ??". The length makes it boring to listen to again and again.
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08.02.2012 - 22:21
Kenos
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9,3. And being a worshipper of this band it almost seems a low rating... I initially gave it a full 10 since it was the first DsO album I heard six years ago and I still see it as a landmark for the whole BM genre. However, I can't help but think it would've been perfect with a slightly shorter length and without a couple of songs: "Odium Nostrum" and especially "Malign Paradigm", which sounds out of place (maybe because it's "rawer", or maybe because it's simply useless/pointless).
Apart from that... It's still incredible, and has everything I want to hear from black metal. Essential.
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21.02.2012 - 18:23
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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I'm on my first listen (finally) and I almost got an orgasm, I'm really happy that I still have the 2nd part of the trilogy to enjoy
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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21.02.2012 - 18:30
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by InnerSelf on 21.02.2012 at 18:23

I'm on my first listen (finally) and I almost got an orgasm, I'm really happy that I still have the 2nd part of the trilogy to enjoy

You should make sure you listen to the Kenose EP (released between part one and part two). It's easily the best DsO release to date ;]
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21.02.2012 - 18:40
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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Written by Guest on 21.02.2012 at 18:30

You should make sure you listen to the Kenose EP (released between part one and part two). It's easily the best DsO release to date ;]


Kenose and Paracletus are the only DsO albums I listened too and I still regard Kenose as one of the best of Black Metal that I listened to in my life
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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21.02.2012 - 22:53
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 08.02.2012 at 22:21
"Odium Nostrum" and especially "Malign Paradigm", which sounds out of place (maybe because it's "rawer"


To me the songs that are out of place are the last two. I could live without them on the album and just end with the beautiful Carnal Malefactor

Written by InnerSelf on 21.02.2012 at 18:23

I'm on my first listen (finally) and I almost got an orgasm, I'm really happy that I still have the 2nd part of the trilogy to enjoy


SMR,Q is indeed a beautiful piece of art. My favorite song is probably Carnal Malefactor. There's a certain sense of nostalgia and I love how it builds up to a beautiful and chaotic crescendo before the chants appear. Powerful stuff and beautiful poetry as well!

Say, what does a maternal heart feel when merely
Vinegar stills your child's thirst?
You'd implore to harbour his torment in your chest...
To make this burden yours, but... Sacrilege!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.02.2012 - 23:50
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.02.2012 at 22:53

SMR,Q is indeed a beautiful piece of art. My favorite song is probably Carnal Malefactor. There's a certain sense of nostalgia and I love how it builds up to a beautiful and chaotic crescendo before the chants appear. Powerful stuff and beautiful poetry as well!

Say, what does a maternal heart feel when merely
Vinegar stills your child's thirst?
You'd implore to harbour his torment in your chest...
To make this burden yours, but... Sacrilege!



I have listened to it twice until now and i still feel that I need more listens, this is the kind of thing that I usually get stuck at for a long time.
Those chants were amazing and the closing riff of the song is incredible.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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23.02.2012 - 23:38
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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I have been listening to this constantly trying to figure out why is it so damn brilliant, I ended up giving it a 9 but I'm sure that had I been there in 2004 and this album came out I would have been blown away by it
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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23.04.2012 - 22:30
!J.O.O.E.!
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Although I've been into this band since 2005 I'm only really starting to appreciate the (comparatively) simple approach of this album in the past few months.

Can't wait for whatever the band give us next now their trilogy is complete.
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16.05.2012 - 09:14
Rating: 9
Chobo_jokeR
Mesmerizing and powerful. I'm sad that I didn't enjoy these guys until now. Oh well, more time to appreciate their music I guess.
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01.06.2012 - 14:36
Rating: 9
Oaken
Hipster
Malign Paradigm is the Epitome 2 of this album.
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In that case, man is only air as well.
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25.01.2013 - 19:11
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 23.04.2012 at 22:30
Can't wait for whatever the band give us next now their trilogy is complete.







(Yeah, just wanted to add salt to the wound)
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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26.01.2013 - 11:06
Rating: 9
mz
My first DsO album and one of my first black metal albums. Good album and no problem with album length.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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07.04.2013 - 21:34
Rating: 6
Coolingsrock
Written by mz on 26.01.2013 at 11:06

My first DsO album and one of my first black metal albums. Good album and no problem with album length.


same here
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29.01.2015 - 02:52
Rating: 9
Dima
Everytime I listen to this I get so excited when Carnal Malefactor comes on. Up there as one of my all time favourite songs.
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14.11.2016 - 15:55
Mik
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Easily their best ever. Carnal Malefactor is THE song here.
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15.01.2017 - 00:30
Rating: 10
koob
Carnal Malefactor and Sola Fide I for me.

This is the album that made me fully "addicted" to black metal.
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13.02.2017 - 15:05
VIG
Axxon N
Written by Guest on 14.11.2016 at 15:55

Easily their best ever.

I think this is their best full length, but...
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13.02.2017 - 16:55
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by VIG on 13.02.2017 at 15:05

Written by Guest on 14.11.2016 at 15:55

Easily their best ever.

I think this is their best full length, but...



That is not a full-length. It is an e.p.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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13.02.2017 - 17:01
VIG
Axxon N
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.02.2017 at 16:55


That is not a full-length. It is an e.p.

No I meant this album Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice is their best full length, but Kenose is their best release.
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13.02.2017 - 17:22
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by VIG on 13.02.2017 at 17:01

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.02.2017 at 16:55

Written by VIG on 13.02.2017 at 15:05

Written by Guest on 14.11.2016 at 15:55

Easily their best ever.

I think this is their best full length, but...



That is not a full-length. It is an e.p.

No I meant this album Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice is their best full length, but Kenose is their best release.


Sorry, I see what you mean now. Still sleepy I guess, just got up. So brains not functioning properly, yet
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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13.02.2017 - 17:30
VIG
Axxon N
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.02.2017 at 17:22


Sorry, I see what you mean now. Still sleepy I guess, just got up. So brains not functioning properly, yet

No, it's cool.
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22.02.2017 - 21:23
Mik
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Written by VIG on 13.02.2017 at 15:05

Written by Guest on 14.11.2016 at 15:55

Easily their best ever.

I think this is their best full length, but...

This beats Kenose by a small margin. There was definitely a time where I thought otherwise but this album is like good old wine. It gets better with age.
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11.04.2017 - 07:28
Rating: 10
solar
God, this album has everything from start to finish. Not a second wasted.
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17.06.2017 - 15:44
VIG
Axxon N
Written by solar on 11.04.2017 at 07:28

God, this album has everything from start to finish. Not a second wasted.


As I said in the comments above, I think Kénôse is better. It's one of the few albums I would give a 10 at the moment (could change though), I think it surpasses this one and the rest of their discography by miles, but this one comes the closest.
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