Deathspell Omega - The Furnaces of Palingenesia (2019)Release ID: 8093
Apparently this album, with it's 1984-ish dystopian concept has kicked off a shitstorm on comments sections everywhere, with accusations of nazism being thrown at the band. I'm not really familiar enough with them to judge, but from what I've heard it seems like they have at least one pretty reprehensible member. Leaving all that aside, however, musically this is excellent, progressive BM that is both exhilarating and demanding. Recorded live in the studio with plenty of changes of pace, it is an impressively complex, multi-layered piece of music. Probably best taken as a whole it feels more like a suite than an album of separate tracks. Recommended for any fan of modern, intelligent black metal who isn't too phased by controversy in their black metal (and let's face it, if you love black metal you're probably familiar with at least some level of controversy in music).
Black Metal (conventional)
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