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Dødsengel - Interequinox

Dødsengel - Interequinox

Label : Debemur Morti | Archive under black/pagan metal

Release type: Full-length CD

Roel de Haan : The Norwegians of Dødsengel return after a while with a fifth album called ‘Interequinox’. Of course, they play black metal and they opt for an old-school approach, but with a twist. Stylistically they go for the typical style of their country played in the nineties. Raw, aggressive but with quite some variation in tempo and deceptively melodic. Influenced by greats such as Satyricon, Gorgoroth and Mayhem; the music is quite comfortable for black metal veterans. However, Dødsengel throws in some curveballs by using King Diamond-esque vocals, Lifelover-like wailing screams and segments with an eighties vibe. The whole is quite bewildering and I’m not sure whether these styles go hand in hand, although the individual components are done well. During the slower moments ‘Interequinox’ is at its best, as the doomy mood created is quite engaging. During the more straightforward parts Dødsengel doesn’t really seem to be able to engage the listener. ‘Interequinox’ is at the very least an interesting take on the genre but won’t blow you away.

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