Fast-rising German black metal cult Dysangelium stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Thánatos Áskēsis – released internationally last week by W.T.C. Productions – at Decibel magazine’s website, and here as well. As prefaced by the critically acclaimed Leviaxxis demo earlier this year, the sound of Thánatos Áskēsis can rightfully be described as tyrannical: swift and strategic, roiling and rumbling, surging and striking, Dysangelium exude a startling confidence and authority beyond their young years as a band. The nine songs here righteously uphold the banner of orthodox black metal, but the Teutonic quintet work in a dazzling array of dynamics and nuance, especially in the unique, authoritative throat of vocalist Sektarist 0: it’s literally the mouth of HELL, and his bandmates follow suit with incendiary performances and muscular execution. Even the song titles – among them, “Gateways to Necromancy,” “I Am the Witness, I Am the Servant,” and “Words Like Flames” – back up these claims. Soon enough, Dysangelium’s Thánatos Áskēsis will be spoken of as a momentous record in the pantheon of pure-and-proud black metal. Hear the entire testament for yourself exclusively at Decibel magazine, and here as well.
Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
2. Words Like Flames
3. Obelisk Of The Sevencrowned Son
6. Gateways To Necromancy
8. Ave Obscuritas Incarna
9. I Am The Witness, I Am The Servant
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