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Release date: 19 August 2011
Style: Black metal

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8.2 | 24 votes

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01. Rite Of The Slaying Tongue
02. Eater Of The Black Lead
03. Psychagogoi
04. Lucifer Trismegistus
05. The Gnosis Of Inhumation
06. The Angel Of Smokeless Fire
07. Dreaming Above The Sepulcher
08. Via Tortuosa
09. Old Night


Additional info
August 19: Europe
September 13: North America

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!J.O.O.E.! - 21.10.2011 at 23:32  
Rating: 7 Damn, this immediately already has a vastly better sound than the annoying previous record.
RavenKing - 22.10.2011 at 00:52  
  One of the best Black Metal albums released this year, imo.
And I don't see how "Apocalypse Sun" was annoying. It was a damn great record.
Troy Killjoy - 22.10.2011 at 00:56  
 
Written by RavenKing on 22.10.2011 at 00:52
One of the best Black Metal albums released this year, imo.

Agreed. I love the sound, the chaos, the melodies, all of it.

A natural progression from Apocalypse Sun, which was already quite a great album in its own right.
RavenKing - 22.10.2011 at 01:00  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.10.2011 at 00:56

Written by RavenKing on 22.10.2011 at 00:52
One of the best Black Metal albums released this year, imo.

Agreed. I love the sound, the chaos, the melodies, all of it.

A natural progression from Apocalypse Sun, which was already quite a great album in its own right.


I can't decide which album, between this one and the new Taake, gets my vote for the Black Metal album of the year.
But I must listen to the new Absu (I'm still waiting for my copy) before making my mind.
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.10.2011 at 01:13  
Rating: 7
Written by RavenKing on 22.10.2011 at 00:52

And I don't see how "Apocalypse Sun" was annoying. It was a damn great record.

Shitty, annoying clicky drums and oversaturated, overblown guitar sound. This one is much more balanced.
RavenKing - 22.10.2011 at 01:17  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.10.2011 at 01:13

Written by RavenKing on 22.10.2011 at 00:52

And I don't see how "Apocalypse Sun" was annoying. It was a damn great record.

Shitty, annoying clicky drums and oversaturated, overblown guitar sound. This one is much more balanced.


It was more a wall of sound but the sound of the drums didn't annoy me at all. It sounded very well for a drum machine, imo.
To each his own.

If you want to hear annoying clicky bass drums, just listen to "Death Magnetic". That's what I call annoying.
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.10.2011 at 01:18  
Rating: 7
Written by RavenKing on 22.10.2011 at 01:17



It was more a wall of sound but the sound of the drums didn't annoy me at all. It sounded very well for a drum machine, imo.
To each his own.

If you want to hear annoying clicky bass drums, just listen to "Death Magnetic". That's what I call annoying.

I just found it was trying to be intense on two levels: the sound itself and the tremelo-picking. Having both didn't work for me and became a chore to listen to.
RavenKing - 22.10.2011 at 01:26  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.10.2011 at 01:18

I just found it was trying to be intense on two levels: the sound itself and the tremelo-picking. Having both didn't work for me and became a chore to listen to.


I would not be surprised if lots of people find the album a chore to listen to.
It's no easy listen and surely not for everyone.
Kenos - 24.11.2011 at 01:48  
  Can't say I dislike it, and in any case it's way better than "Apocalypse Sun". There are still some elements that baffle me... Songs' length, for example: I know this band wants to convey a majestic and apocalyptic atmosphere, but at times I feel that some parts are unnecessarily stretched and become slightly pretentious; maybe I'll get used to it with few more listens. Plus, I think that a little bit more of "catchiness" wouldn't have been out of place. Nevertheless: yes it's very balanced, yes it's however less pretentious than the previous records, and yes it sounds fucking evil and frantic and evil and dissonant and evil and humm, did I mention it sounds evil?
Solid work. 7,5/10
Ozman - 24.11.2011 at 01:50  
Rating: 7 It's a fun album, nothing more, nothing less.
Troy Killjoy - 24.11.2011 at 02:09  
 
Written by Guest on 24.11.2011 at 01:48
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Agreed for the most part, although I gave it a higher rating than you. Where you felt the long songs detracted from the intensity of the album I felt more drawn in as a result of them adding to the apocalyptic atmosphere.
Kenos - 24.11.2011 at 02:17  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.11.2011 at 02:09

Written by Guest on 24.11.2011 at 01:48
...

Agreed for the most part, although I gave it a higher rating than you. Where you felt the long songs detracted from the intensity of the album I felt more drawn in as a result of them adding to the apocalyptic atmosphere.

In fact I think it's only a matter of time before I get used to it... Two listens can't be enough for this kind of music.

(Love "The Angel Of Smokeless Fire" btw)

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