Hæresiarchs Of Dis - In Obsecration Of The Seven Darks review
|Band:||Hæresiarchs Of Dis|
|Album:||In Obsecration Of The Seven Darks|
|Release date:||April 2011|
01. In Obsecration Of The Seven Darks
02. Onward Through The Oculus
03. Remembrance Of He Who Defied God
04. Aut Vincere Aut Mori
05. Confounded By The Vanquished Coil
07. Ensorcelled By Khaos
08. Grazioso Drone
09. Consummation Of The Seed/ Dawn
So it appears Cernunnos is back with another Hæresiarchs Of Dis release. Last time around, I called out the multi-instrumentalist for his lack of direction and mentioned a trip up North might serve him good. Turns out, whether or not the vacation was had, In Obsecration Of The Seven Darks is a lot more focused on a single direction, which benefits the atmosphere and makes concentrating on the task at hand far easier.
The problem is, while you're busy analyzing the music and concentrating so hard on the songwriting, you start thinking to yourself...what exactly has transpired over the course of the last 50 minutes? Not a hell of a lot, to be honest. Carryover from the previous album includes, but is not limited to, Emperor worship, cliche black metal riffs sprinkled with moments (or a moment) of brilliance, "necro" production, songs that are longer than they really should be, predictability, occult chanting... Need I say more?
Probably not, but I will anyway because you don't have anything better to do than to read about the anguish Cernunnos causes me.
The problem with In Obsecration Of The Seven Darks is that, in spite of its more focused direction, it simply fails to entice. "Grazioso Drone", a ballad-esque hymn, is easily the most grabbing track on the release, and that's only because it disrupts the pattern of ambient instrumental - black metal onslaught - ambient instrumental - black metal onslaught. At least Cernunnos gives an honest effort in the vocal department; his screams reach an all-time grating high, but that effort unfortunately does not make up for the monotony that is the music.
As per usual, black metal aficionados will likely give this a shot in hopes that tastes differ and Hæresiarchs Of Dis is actually the best modern American black metal band in existence. I wouldn't recommend anyone but that select group give this a look unless you want to experience an hour-long session of harmless background music.
||Written on 05.04.2011 by Just another opinionated guy telling you what to listen to.|
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