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Svartidaudi - The Synthesis Of Whore And Beast LP (Smoke vinyl)

€15.90

If folks are missing Deathspell Omega who have not put anything out since 2012, they should look no further than this Icelandic band who had two releases in 2014 and this EP, "The synthesis of whore and beast", is the earlier of the two. These guys are not so jazzy as the French band and the music is rather less complex and intellectual but its power is no less furious. Right from the start Svartidauði rend the senses with their message of Satanic transcendence and unity, and what might come out of that union that could be beyond human comprehension and understanding - enough to create unending despair and madness. "Venus Illegitima" is constantly restless, clattery and gnaws at the mind relentlessly with insistent guitar tremolo chords and nagging drums. The ambience of the song is coldly menacing and the gruff singing conveys a range of emotions from horror to fright and sheer desperation and existential pain.