Monday, 6 November 2017

Satyricon - Deep Calleth Upon Deep

Monday, new week, time to present "Record Of The Week"

"Deep Calleth Upon Deep" is the ninth opus by the Norwegian black metal duo SATYRICON.

The career path of band has been far and wide thru the years. Something that I always have seen as a positive thing and "Deep Calleth Upon Deep" is the next step in development, one that has become more mature and thoughtful. The album is well crafted and excellent executed album, even if the guys made a bold decision to step outside the comfort zone for most metal fans I almost sure that most of them will love this. “This is a new beginning, a new chapter. The rules of the game have changed.”

"Deep Calleth Upon Deep" is an emotionally and deep album, it oozes with sorrow, death and deeply hided aggression. The first tune that get's some air when the clear vinyl takes a spin is "Midnight Serpent", a heavy and fast piece in a more typical SATYRICON manners. Satyr spits and sputters and Forst moves forward like a maniac snowplow through the night and shows that he still can play the drums! "Blood Cracks Open the Ground" keeps the pace but takes a new turn with a progressive metal approach and where Frost get's to be in the center with his furious drumming, hell yeah the tune swings great. The title tune "Deep Calleth Upon Deep" is deep, black and heavy as we want it. "The Ghost Of Rome" is like a melodic explosion of black metal and progressive metal, suprb tune that will be glommed to your head forever! The frosty "To Your Brethren In The Dark" is the first single and today's tune, where the black metal hymns reminds us of the past. The wonderfully melodic monotonous sound lifts this tune to a new level and is one of the highlights on the album along with the gorgeous black metal masterpiece "Black Wings and Withering Gloom" that reflects the history of the band in a magical way. "Dissonant" does the band dip there black metal toes in a avant garde jazz territory and somehow they manage to keep the focus and creativity high and interesting. "Burial Rite" closes up the album with an progressive battery of constrained fury, repetitive riffing and heavy drumming.

The masters Satyr and Frost possess knowledge of deep truth and reality behind the darkest art of metal and have created an excellent album, don't miss it.

Recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during the early months of 2017 and mixed in collaboration with esteemed studio guru Mike Fraser (who previously worked with the band on Now, Diabolical in 2006) . The front cover is an obscure drawing from 1898 by perhaps the greatest Norwegian artist of all time, Edvard Munch.

Today's tune "To Your Brethren In The Dark" is taken from "Deep Calleth Upon Deep". Video is Directed by LABAN, Featuring Tonya Cornelisse, Jesse Hotchkiss, Shawn Kathryn Kane, Diana Wyenn, Cameraman and Drone Operator: Jeff Morris, Editor: Brandon M. Kelly, Production Company: Plain Wood Productions.

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