Dekadent - The Nemean Ordeal

7.1 | 12 votes |
Release date: 7 June 2019
Style: Symphonic black metal, Atmospheric black metal


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01. Paean I
02. Shepherd Of Stars
03. Solar Covenant
04. Wanax Eternal
05. Lavantine Betrayal
06. Escaping The Flesh So Adamant
07. Death Of A Lion

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Starting off with the orchestral intro suggests that this goes in the direction The Deliverance Of The Fall took, an expectation that is quickly squashed for the orchestration aspect, which returns from time to time remaining in the background instead of being a constant, sometimes leading presence, but is otherwise confirmed throughout the album. Again, it mainly uses lower tempos, contains recurring themes, and has a rather dark, somewhat gloomy feel with glimmers of hope and positivity.

published 10.09.2019 | Comments (6)

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07.06.2019 - 22:58
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25.06.2019 - 02:33
Rating: 8
Felt a bit disappointed after going through all the songs on this album, but my perception rapidly changed during my second attempt of assessing this piece of musical work a couple of days later.

The latest addition to the discography is different than Dekadent's previous 2 albums Veritas and Venera: Trial & Tribulation (both of which I hold in high regards). It actually reminds me more of The Deliverance Of The Fall (band's full-lenght release from 2008) with a mild flavour of Negura Bunget in combination with many slow parts that sometimes create quite a doomy (yet beautiful) atmosphere. Even though the band took a slightly different approach with The Nemean Ordeal, you can still expect to hear all Dekadent's trademarks that make the music special: some kind of mixture of black metal, awesome melodies and the overall feeling of being exposed to something majestic.

At first I wanted to rate the album with a 7, but moved up to 8. I still plan to listen to the whole thing at least a couple of times, so who knows...maybe I'll correct my mistake in time and change it to 9

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