Satyricon - Nemesis Divina


8.7 | 499 votes |
Release date: 22 April 1996
Style: Black metal

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01. The Dawn Of A New Age
02. Forhekset
03. Mother North
04. Du Som Hater Gud
05. Immortality Passion
06. Nemesis Divina
07. Transcendental Requiem Of Slaves

Top 20 albums of 1996: 13

Line-up
Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven - vocals, guitars, bass
Ted "Nocturno Culto" "Kveldulv" Skjellum - guitar
Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad - drums

Guest musicians
Geir "Brat" "Gerlioz" Bratland - synths, grand piano
Andrea "Nebelhexë" Meyer Haugen - voice

Additional info
Re-released on 20 May 2016 to herald the 20th anniversary of the album; newly remastered by Satyr himself, and boasts upgraded and revamped packaging.

Staff review by
Sephiroth
Rating:
9.0
The peak of the 'sraditional? Black metal career of one of the most important and influential bands in the scene. In 1996 Satyr and Frost (helped for the guitars by Fenriz) released a concentrate of BM ideals, music and feelings.

?This is armaggeddon? Satyr scream at the beginning of the album. And his musical armaggedon is made by a tight, complex and melodic riffing, trademark of the band. Not ?pure? BM, not only full throttle madness, continuos blast beats and a dirt production but an intricated songwrting that privileges the time changing rather than the monotonous repetition of only one (Burzum-like) oppressive riff. In some parts, sudden changes of time let us hear a ?folk? melody, or a piano, or a xylophone.

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published 30.09.2003 | Comments (13)

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19.09.2010 - 04:04
Lovecraft
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This album is their best. I don't think they can top it.
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19.09.2010 - 15:53
RavenKing
A great Black Metal album. Unfortunately, the last good Satyricon album because after that they turned to shit. Imagine what they could have done if they kept their focus...
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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13.01.2011 - 06:23
BloodFireDeath
They changed their focus. Are you a musician RavenKing?
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Goodspeed on the Devils Thunder
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04.01.2012 - 03:27
musicalkaratekid
This album has some of the best black metal riffs ever, surpassed only by Mercyful fate and bathory in my opinion\m/
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27.06.2014 - 01:25
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Gave it a focused listening today. Bought it a year ago or so and only listened to it in the background. Good shit. I can see why so many people loved it back in the day although I wonder why some other people didn't like it. Anyways, the riffs are the main thing that I enjoyed here plus those nice touches with keyboards and acoustic guitars. It doesn't make me go whoa. but it's great.
Oh, and Frost is quite a beast but nothing new to it.
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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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27.06.2014 - 03:05
Lit.
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 27.06.2014 at 01:25

Gave it a focused listening today. Bought it a year ago or so and only listened to it in the background. Good shit. I can see why so many people loved it back in the day although I wonder why some other people didn't like it. Anyways, the riffs are the main thing that I enjoyed here plus those nice touches with keyboards and acoustic guitars. It doesn't make me go whoa. but it's great.
Oh, and Frost is quite a beast but nothing new to it.

You're telling me the end of the title track doesn't make you go "WHOOOOOAAAAA?!"
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27.06.2014 - 03:11
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 27.06.2014 at 03:05
You're telling me the end of the title track doesn't make you go "WHOOOOOAAAAA?!"

You talking about the dual guitars that slowly fade away during the second half and give place to a good riff with keys in the background? Yeah, it's quite boss.
But The album in general didn't leave like "whoaaaa". I definitely liked it a lot though. But for example... I remember feeling much more enthusiastic when I heard At the Heart Of Winter.
I know they are not exactly the same kind of stuff. But both give me a similar "WINTER ARGH!" vibe.
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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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27.06.2014 - 05:28
Lit.
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 27.06.2014 at 03:11

You talking about the dual guitars that slowly fade away during the second half and give place to a good riff with keys in the background? Yeah, it's quite boss.
But The album in general didn't leave like "whoaaaa". I definitely liked it a lot though. But for example... I remember feeling much more enthusiastic when I heard At the Heart Of Winter.
I know they are not exactly the same kind of stuff. But both give me a similar "WINTER ARGH!" vibe.

Oh, yeah. I can share that sentiment. ATHoW is definitely one of my favorite black metal albums. Never felt the winter vibe in Nemesis Divina though. Immortal's the kind of band that urges you to listen to ATHoW after seeing the premiere of Frozen (which I did), while Satyricon seems more "misty forest at night with Pan" kinda thing.
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19.08.2015 - 15:35
Rating: 7
TrueMetalJope
Good, but frankly, not an outstanding album. IMO, people are exaggerating the importance of this one.
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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24.05.2016 - 14:06
Rating: 9
Don_Morita
Now that it has been reissued, I should buy it immediately. I love the riffing on this album all the way through. I think this is one of the best Black Metal albums from the mid 90s. Motehr North is just one beast of a song. The only thing that keep me from giving it a 10 is the keyboard orchestration, which I am not a big fan of.
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