France's Deathspell Omega have returned with a new recording which continues the avant garde and dissonant style of black metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their 2019 album "The Furnaces Of Palingenesis" which will be released on May 24th by Norma Evangelium Diaboli.
A very dark, heavy and dissonant sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.Vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams along with the music also getting very technical sounding at times as well as the music also having its atmospheric moments.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard along with the music also mixing in avant garde structures in the heavier sections of the songs. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Synths can also be heard briefly while most of the music is very guitar orientated and the guitar leads are done in a very technical and dissonant style without ever turning into solos. One track also introduces spoken word parts onto the recording along with the riffs also adding in a small amount of melody as the album progresses, clean vocals can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover philosophical, metaphysical and occult themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Deathspell Omega and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Fires Of Frustration" "Imitatio Dei" "Standing On The Work of Slaves" and "You Cannot Even Find The Ruins...". 8/5 out of 10.