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Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 52 ratings
2010 Ratings: #13
November 9, 2010 / Release Date
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Inglume
93
Before I delve into the album itself, I'd like to clear up some things before someone misinterprets what I have to say.

Yes, I understand that their image has developed a negative connotation, with the members having uncomfortably close ties with the NSBM movement. I admit, I'm not fully educated on the entire situation, but I personally prefer to say out of the issue. I condemn the actions of the NSBM movement and what it stands for (I hope everyone else does as well), but I'm here to talk ... read more
EMR
83
Deathspell Omega have proved their worth with their new album this year, completely surprising anyone that wouldn't think the french band still got that same creative spark shining on them, while displaying some of their most effective and creative material yet. Nevertheless, while The Syncarchy of Molten Bones has reached a new peak of quality in their music, it is their previous album, Paracletus, that hold the number one spot in their discography. This album completely showed that, as ... read more
blvckgovt
100
Goddamn this album kicks your ass. Amazing instrumentation, incredible songwriting and just all around fearful and dark. Easily one of the best black metal releases this decade. I've always been a sucker for avant-garde metal, but it has to have substance, which this has plenty of. Not an easy album to digest at first listen. So many things happening at once so you're getting punched, kicked and thumped from all angles. The album flows so hard. It's a nonstop descent into hell. Dealing with the ... read more
Vitaminchick
70
This is very good but its way too much for me.
itsyahboinoah
90
Black metal Opus
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