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Deathspell Omega
Veritas Diaboli Manet In Aeternum: Chaining The

Company: Norma Evangelium Diaboli
Release: 2008
Genre: Black
Reviewer: Grim Gaijin

  • Push the boundaries of your eardrums



  • Deathspell Omega has continuously pushed the boundaries of extreme black metal since the release of their 3rd album, Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice. Doing away with much of the traditional black metal of their first 2 releases, they've become more progressive, discordant, and rhythmic in the way of fellow French black metallers--Blut Aus Nord.

    Their latest effort, Veritas Diaboli Manet In Aeternum: Chaining The Kacheton continues the effort to push Deathspell Omega pass any extreme metal genre categorization. Consisting of a single 22 1/2 minute track, Deathspell Omega pulls no punches in delivering the goods. Starting out immediately with pounding blast beats and oddly-rhythmic riffs, Chaining The Katechon delivers a very melodic (but dark) chorus before finally slowing the pace to deliver a more typical, cold black metal riff. After a short interlude, the mayhem continues with a progressive edge. The cycle then continues back to more blast beats and discordant tones. Never letting up, this behemoth of a track could possibly be the best material that Deathspell Omega has to offer (to date), and sets the bar high for a new era of extreme black metal.

    Gone are the days of the traditional lo-fi production techniques of black metal recording. Deathspell Omega proves that even with a crystal clear production, the value of good black metal is in the music, not the production.

    True followers of Deathspell Omega will understand the direction of this CD, whereas new followers may not quite understand the power and direction of this type of extreme metal. However, if you are always eager to push the boundaries of your eardrums, then definitely pick up Chaining The Katechon - as it is the future of all extreme metal!


    About this Writer:
    David Loveless // Dave's early introduction to Metal was listening to records by Black Sabbath and Kiss. Discovering Metallica's Master of Puppets on record at the local public library turned his world upside down. After spending nearly 24 years in Japan and expanding his love for the International underground metal scene, Dave (and family) now resides in the US. The savage brutality of Extreme Metal brings out the "Grim Gaijin" in him.

    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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