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Release date: 9 November 2010
Style: Black metal, Avantgarde black metal

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01. Epiklesis I
02. Wings Of Predation
03. Abscission
04. Dearth
05. Phosphene
06. Epiklesis II
07. Malconfort
08. Have You Beheld The Fevers?
09. Devouring Famine
10. Apokatastasis Pantôn

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Staff review by
Lucas

Rating:
8.0
Deathspell Omega's Paracletus was certainly one of the most anticipated Black metal releases of 2010. With a history such as theirs come high expectations. Expectations they do not live up to.

Whoops. Did I just spoil the ending for you?

No, Paracletus does not live up to the expectations, but that's no surprise really, when the expectations are so unbelievably high. There's no shame in that. Unfortunately, in my opinion Deathspell Omega also disappoints in terms of delivered insanity and intensity.

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published 11.11.2010 | Comments (36)

Staff pick by
White Winter Sun

17.02.2011 Finally, after six years, the incredible trilogy started on Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice ends with this new album from French metallers Deathspell Omega.

Paracletus is among noteworthy Black metal albums of 2010 and can be summed up as a monumental construction of dissonance and darkness.

Disclaimer: I know that Paracletus is nominated in the MS Awards 2010. Please do not see something like to influence your voting decisions or anything... but more like a little reminder. Vote for it or not, that's not the point and it does not really matter. But please do not miss this piece of art.

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!J.O.O.E.! - 03.10.2010 at 01:57  
Rating: 6 =D
Black_Handed - 03.10.2010 at 12:42  
Rating: 10 Oh yes, i cant wait! the last part of the trilolgy is upon us!
TheBigRossowski - 03.10.2010 at 19:47  
  If this is really the cover art, it kind of reminds me of Leviathan's ''Massive Conspiracy...''.

This should be an awesome release, looking forward to it.
Uirapuru - 03.10.2010 at 22:39  
  Already nervous =P
Kenos - 06.11.2010 at 17:07  
  Just finished the first listen. This is... Incredible. Transcendental.

Bow to the masters.
The Technogoat - 09.11.2010 at 03:26  
Rating: 10 One of the most complete and simply stunning pieces of art ever created.
fosi - 09.11.2010 at 21:38  
Rating: 9 Awesome!!!
bluegreengod - 10.11.2010 at 19:25  
  I've listened to this one a couple times through now. I'd say it's okay, but really nothing to get too excited about. They do have a neat way of layering the sound, especially evident on Apokatastasis Panton, but I would rate this middle-of-the-pack as far as 2010 releases are concerned.
The Technogoat - 11.11.2010 at 14:33  
Rating: 10 The fact that anyone could possibly begin to justify giving this album a 1 or 2 rating is an insult.
Kenos - 11.11.2010 at 16:08  
 
Written by The Technogoat on 11.11.2010 at 14:33

The fact that anyone could possibly begin to justify giving this album a 1 or 2 rating is an insult.


That usually happens when an album starts to get highly praised, then someone gives it 1 or 2 just for the sake of downrating it. Nevermind, it doesn't affect the album's real value after all.
3dd - 11.11.2010 at 20:16  
Rating: 8 Just listen with good headphones, and close your eyes.


Need to say anything?
Uirapuru - 23.11.2010 at 19:26  
  Clearly the crescent exposition suffered by the band was urging for a proportional crescent accessibility of the sound... -_-'

I would give this a round 7, snapping one point off for slowing things down, and for the abscense of a +10min long song... =/
Ozman - 25.11.2010 at 13:29  
Rating: 8 Listen to the entire trilogy chronologically back to back so starting with SMRC and ending with Paracletus, but without an interruption so 166+ minutes of DSOon the trot.
I know it's along haul, nut let me guarantee you it's worth it and so much more things on all three albums suddenly make much more sense and get an entire different meaning. And then all the Paracletus naysayers will realize what a perfect closer to the trilogy Paracletus is.
Candlemass - 19.12.2010 at 12:16  
Rating: 9 Excellent and very mature release.
Daydream Nation - 12.01.2011 at 22:55  
  My first experience with DSO, but a very good one. Will listen to other records.
K†ulu - 17.02.2011 at 13:44  
Rating: 8 Epic record. This is technical black metal. It's growing on me. Love the drumming.
Grody2themax - 04.05.2011 at 06:56  
 
Written by 3dd on 11.11.2010 at 20:16

Just listen with good headphones, and close your eyes.


Need to say anything?


Especially when it comes to technical music, if I don't listen with good headphones or I listen through my speakers, then it tends to sound like a mess. This added to the possibility of poor production and shit like this is hard to listen to. I'll definetely check this out. I've head good things about DO. Not only that, but Deathspell Omega is probably one of the best band names I've ever heard.
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.09.2011 at 13:48  
Rating: 6 The more I listen to this the weaker it seems. Obvious chord progressions, overtly meandering songs and technical wankery in place of intensity make this a weak link in an otherwise exceptional DsO discography.
Boxcar Willy - 24.02.2012 at 22:00  
  I was recommended this band by several people when I told them I was trying to get into BM. I didn't really like it... Yet I love Nyktalgia and Austere...

Is something wrong with me?
Mr. Doctor - 24.02.2012 at 22:05  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.02.2012 at 22:00
Is something wrong with me?


Well... this is definitely NOT an album I would recommend to anyone who wants to start to get into BM. Because it's not bm in the traditional sense not to mention it can be hard to stomach to those who don't really listen to this music...

Listen to Kenose or Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice instead of this one.


So... those people just told you one random album without thinking tbh.
Boxcar Willy - 24.02.2012 at 22:08  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 24.02.2012 at 22:05

Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.02.2012 at 22:00
Is something wrong with me?


Well... this is definitely NOT an album I would recommend to anyone who wants to start to get into BM. Because it's not bm in the traditional sense not to mention it can be hard to stomach to those who don't really listen to this music...

Listen to Kenose or Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice instead of this one.


So... those people just told you one random album without thinking tbh.

That person was Troy

I have accepted BM now, but I still like the Doom Black and shoegaze stuff.
Mr. Doctor - 24.02.2012 at 22:14  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.02.2012 at 22:08

That person was Troy


He was obviously trolling then. I don't blame him then.
Boxcar Willy - 24.02.2012 at 22:15  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 24.02.2012 at 22:14

Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.02.2012 at 22:08

That person was Troy


He was obviously trolling then. I don't blame him then.

I told him I was star6ting to like BM and he told me to check out DSO.

I picked the first album I saw...
Mr. Doctor - 24.02.2012 at 22:56  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.02.2012 at 22:15
I picked the first album I saw...


Uhh.... I always felt it was obvious to always ask before checking a certain band or at least read what others think about the albums. Specially if you know absolutely nothing about them.
Boxcar Willy - 24.02.2012 at 23:49  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 24.02.2012 at 22:56

Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.02.2012 at 22:15
I picked the first album I saw...


Uhh.... I always felt it was obvious to always ask before checking a certain band or at least read what others think about the albums. Specially if you know absolutely nothing about them.

Actually I just searched "Deathspell Omega" and this was the first thing to come up :S


I'll try the ones you recommended though.
Mr. Doctor - 24.02.2012 at 23:54  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.02.2012 at 23:49
I'll try the ones you recommended though.


SMR,Q is more accesible but it's very long (but hey, you can just stop it...) so I'd go for that one. The first three songs (long intro + two songs) sums the atmosphere of the album nicely.
Oaken - 16.04.2012 at 00:57  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 24.02.2012 at 23:54

Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.02.2012 at 23:49
I'll try the ones you recommended though.


SMR,Q is more accesible but it's very long (but hey, you can just stop it...) so I'd go for that one. The first three songs (long intro + two songs) sums the atmosphere of the album nicely.

I liked Si Momentum a lot. How does Paracletus and Fas Ite differ from it?
!J.O.O.E.! - 16.04.2012 at 01:00  
Rating: 6
Written by Oaken on 16.04.2012 at 00:57

I liked Si Momentum a lot. How does Paracletus and Fas Ite differ from it?

More dense and technical.
Oaken - 16.04.2012 at 01:03  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 16.04.2012 at 01:00

Written by Oaken on 16.04.2012 at 00:57

I liked Si Momentum a lot. How does Paracletus and Fas Ite differ from it?

More dense and technical.

Musically, less or more melodic? Less or more tremolo?
Chobo_jokeR - 15.05.2012 at 21:35  
Rating: 9 There were multiple moments where I thought to myself...wow this is brilliant. Then there were moments where I thought...where is this even going? Overall a very good album.

EDIT: More listens lead to ... it is just brilliant haha.
Alex Fenger - 26.01.2013 at 04:52  
Rating: 8 Just got through listening to the entire trilogy in one sitting. Second time doing an entire run-through, intensely satisfying
!J.O.O.E.! - 26.01.2013 at 11:27  
Rating: 6
Written by Alex Fenger on 26.01.2013 at 04:52

Just got through listening to the entire trilogy in one sitting. Second time doing an entire run-through, intensely satisfying

Last night I went Diabolus Absconditus, Chaining the Katechon, Mass Grave Aesthetics, FAS, SMRC, then finished with Kenose. I only played the last track from this one, at some point. It was a good night.
Unhealer - 10.07.2013 at 08:10  
Rating: 8 The last track is such a perfect song indeed... so much going on on that ending.

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