Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ill Omen - Divinity Through Un-Creation (2011)

Genre: Black Metal
Country: Australia

Let's just all stop for a minute and take a nice long gander at the album art here. I mean, it is perhaps the most perfect way of visualizing the ritualistic sonic assault that bellows from the depths of the land down under on Divinity Through Un-Creation. As if Australia didn't already have a penchant for fucked up extreme metal bands, we have Ill Omen coming along to add another tally to the ever-growing list. This record is a festering mix of depraved, unorthodox black metal laced with a touch of Scandinavian influence, making the record sound strangely familiar yet entirely different. At times teetering ever so slightly toward death metal a la Portal, but decidedly riff-packed, ravaging black metal, Divinity Through Un-Creation is an unholy treat for the ears.



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