Sunday, September 30, 2012

Odium - The Sad Realm of the Stars (1998)

Genre: Symphonic Black Metal
Country: Norway

I can't believe i forgot about this album.  Luckily i saw it in my library as i was scrolling through, because it definitely deserves to be here.  Symphonic black metal gets a ton of hate in general, and usually rightfully so because most of it is god awful, but there are a few little gems floating around, and this is easily one of the best in the genre.  Think if Emperor, Burzum, and Mayhem all came together to make an album, this is probably what it would sound like.  Fast, meaty but raw, all with that wonderful Norwegian melancholy that made the scene what it was, this album is fucking good.  Even if you hate sympho bm give this a spin, i'm sure you'll find something to like about it.

satan lives in the cosmos


Crysis said...

i hate symphonic bm (aside from early emperor) but i will give this a shot because

Hyperion said...

you like nokturnal mortum dont you?

Crysis said...

fuck i lied

Crysis said...

usually hate*

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