Dødheimsgard - A Umbra Omega



7.9 | 108 votes |
Release date: 16 March 2015
Style: Avantgarde black metal, Industrial black metal

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01. The Love Divine
02. Aphelion Void
03. God Protocol Axiom
04. The Unlocking
05. Architect Of Darkness
06. Blue Moon Duel

Line-up
Aldrahn - vocals
Vicotnik - guitars, vocals
Blargh - guitars
Tommy Thunberg - guitars
Terghl - drums
Void - bass
L.E. Måløy - bass

Staff review by
corrupt
Rating:
9.5
Few have given the word crazy as much meaning in metal as Dødheimsgard. We call this avant-garde for a reason. This is a band deliberately pushing into the far corners of their musical realm to create a sound that is as comforting as it is alienating, as attainable as it is bizarre. Eight years after their last effort, they are back more powerful than ever. This album is a true display of artistic momentum and musical craftsmanship. And while it is far from me to equate production time with artistic or musical quality, this particular case is a display of time working very much in favor of the work. Or to state it more clearly: this time they delivered.

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published 04.04.2015 | Comments (17)

16.04.2015
If you haven't heard it yet, you're missing out. Dødheimsgard raise the creativity bar for experimental bands everywhere. Call it avant-garde, call it black, call it industrial, or call it post. This is a musical milestone that combines Dødheimsgard's unique extreme sound with a wide variety of influences and an unequalled vocalist duo. If metal is more for you than melodic riffs and blast beats, this is your album.

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13.01.2015 - 17:58
Fearmeister
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/dances
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13.01.2015 - 18:03
Rating: 8
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Oh. More one release to look forward for in 2015
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13.01.2015 - 18:07
Rating: 9
Urs Blank
Most anticipated 2015 release

I know I'm probably expecting too much from a band that hasn't put out any material in almost 8 years, but still
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25.01.2015 - 08:19
Rating: 10
Soldier of Satan
Written by Urs Blank on 13.01.2015 at 18:07

Most anticipated 2015 release

I know I'm probably expecting too much from a band that hasn't put out any material in almost 8 years, but still


Completely agree! the great voice of black metal, the great ALDRAHN has finilly returned. can't wait for this!
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11.02.2015 - 17:11
JimmyFloyd
Lets see what they can do some years after!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looking forward to it!
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08.03.2015 - 14:28
Rating: 8
Hazelnut Nero
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13.03.2015 - 23:38
Rating: 7
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Stream is live
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14.03.2015 - 01:43
Rating: 8
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Damn this is good indeed.
It's been a while since I last heard an actual good avant-garde album
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16.03.2015 - 18:03
Rating: 10
fosi
An epos!!!
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17.03.2015 - 18:13
Rating: 10
Death_95
Brilliant!!
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18.03.2015 - 21:34
vadgris
Masterpice!!!
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25.03.2015 - 15:03
Rating: 10
Bardusk
Fucking masterpiece. Their best, no wonder.
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29.03.2015 - 23:41
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
Challenging, versatile, at times even frustrating. But this is one hell of a pleasing record. There's so much going on all the time, but it all seems to flow together in a very consistent way. Each song develops its own meaning and general tone, but I especially love the more progressive structure of "God Protocol Axiom" and "Architect of Darkness", as well as the monologue style of spoken-word, making the songs themselves seem more like acts of a play. Certainly one of 2015's best albums.
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22.04.2015 - 21:30
Rating: 7
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Wondered why I took this off my list after seeing all the praise. Now I remember. I guess I just don't get it. Maybe it will grow, but I think A Forest of Stars did the theatrical vocals more effectively than this.
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22.04.2015 - 23:38
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Musically this is quite good but the vocals totally ruin it. My God are they horrendous.
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23.04.2015 - 00:34
Rating: 8
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.04.2015 at 23:38

Musically this is quite good but the vocals totally ruin it. My God are they horrendous.

You should post this on the Schammasch thread =p
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23.04.2015 - 00:40
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Karlabos on 23.04.2015 at 00:34

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.04.2015 at 23:38

Musically this is quite good but the vocals totally ruin it. My God are they horrendous.

You should post this on the Schammasch thread =p


Thoise are horrendous as well and the music is even actually quite totally average
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24.04.2015 - 00:14
Sword_Chant
The metal sounds great, but why does the vocalist sound like Mr. Blobby.. I can't take this album seriously at all.
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13.06.2015 - 07:06
Joe Zombie
An enthralling piece of work for sure. 666 International is still my go-to DHG.
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16.07.2015 - 15:00
Rating: 6
Lethrokai
I love myself some good creative atmospheres, but in all honesty... this isn't really doing anything for me. Even though all these comments and reviews make it seem perfect for me, here I am wondering if there's something I'm missing.
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16.07.2015 - 15:06
Dima
Written by Lethrokai on 16.07.2015 at 15:00

I love myself some good creative atmospheres, but in all honesty... this isn't really doing anything for me. Even though all these comments and reviews make it seem perfect for me, here I am wondering if there's something I'm missing.


lets hug
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16.07.2015 - 15:12
Rating: 6
Lethrokai
Written by Dima on 16.07.2015 at 15:06

lets hug

pls
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05.08.2015 - 15:46
Rating: 10
Bardusk
One of the best 5 albums in 2015. Hey, this is not possible to humanly equalize. Originality, execution, weirdness, madness, skill, passion, love, darkness, vanguardism.
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05.08.2015 - 16:03
Dima
Sure it may be all of those things but that doesn't automatically make it good imo. I actually agree with most of those adjectives but it lacks any punch and I just found it a yawnfest for the most part.
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05.08.2015 - 18:29
Rating: 5
God Alone
I've really tried to like it so many times, but it was a chore: it's immensely bloated and there are tons ideas thrown everywhere yet I couldn't find any fil rouge among them. Just too much for me. Also the vocals were sometimes terrible. Meh.
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05.10.2016 - 18:57
LuciferOfGayness
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Huge album in many ways. Great stuff.
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