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CD REVIEW ÆVANGELIST OMEN EX SIMULACRA

ÆVANGELIST

OMEN EX SIMULACRA

2013

 

 

FROM THE DEPTHS

 

 

With an opening track that sounds like wind lapping at the mouth of a tunnel ‘Veils’ springs into life two minutes in when disembodied voices start to swirl around, but it’s only four minutes in that the drums start to pound and the guitars fight to be heard over the wind. Then the growls hit and it’s clear we’re not in for an easy time of it. As far as creating an atmosphere ‘Veils’ works beautifully. But as a presentable piece of music this is more experimental noise meets bad-acid Death Metal than anything else. After more than tweve minutes I’m still not quite sure where we’re headed.

 


‘Mirror of Eden’ crashes in where ‘Veils’ entered by stealth and the turmoil created by the  wall of noise is only breeched by trollish vocals and thrashing programmed drums.  Fans of the duo’s debut "De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis" might find things a little different here: it’s still dark, but the sounds are layered in a way that creates a lot of interesting sections. We feel like we’re deep underground and whilst this isn’t an easy listen it does have its rewards if you want something to keep you awake at nights.

 


The best track here is probably ‘Seclusion’ which has some intense instrumentation and a dark gothic vibe. It’s one of the most interesting if not instantly accessible releases of its type you’ll hear this year.

 


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Mark Diggins

 

CD REVIEW ÆVANGELIST OMEN EX SIMULACRA 2013