Originally Posted by Nate The Great
No, no, no, no, no, no, NO!!!!
This is one of the best BM albums in a LONG time. This is a black and evil as any band has sounded since the second wave of BM started.
Listen to this for atmosphere and you'll find a TON of it. That's what BM is all about anyway. The music is also original and totally unique for this band.
This is probably going to be album of the year for me and anybody else with good taste.
Usually your reviews are right on, but I'm going to have to disagree thoroughly this time.
ESP "unique FOR THIS BAND"
True the throngs of blackmetal fans are getting tired and worn by all the horrid releases from the black metal scene... but THIS album? I totally agree with the Nachtmystium comparison and am Very disappointed that this album (OAC) seemed to have almost nothing to offer other than a new approach to the mixing and equalization. They seem to have a strong struggle with the attempt at uniquity with the last few albums, but it's still strongly reminding me of everything i've already heard: a sad "Cleopatra Records" version of black metal. Like they're treading water that has already been pissed in... Some of the releases of Dungeons deep and even Alchemic Sound Museum are seeming to be the only hope for those craving that "raw atmosphere-laden" yet "heralding a new age" focus.
BUT.... to each his/her own i suppose