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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dodecahedron - Dodecahedron (2012)

Artist: Dodecahedron
Album: Dodecahedron
Country: Netherlands
Release Date: January 20th, 2012
Genre: Avant-garde black metal

Before we go into this album in any depth, let's get this out of the way: Dodecahedron sound a lot like Deathspell Omega: it's to the point where some turn their noses up at them and call them a poor man's version of that group. However, I disagree. While it's obvious that DSO are very strong influences, Dodecahedron is still a ridiculously enjoyable slab of chaotic, utterly evil-sounding avant-garde black metal, with the spectacular drum performance being a particular highlight. So, I can promise you this: if you are willing to turn off your originality filters for just 52 minutes, you will be treated to one of the most enjoyable pieces of heavy music to come out of 2012.

Sample song, tracklist, and download can be found after the jump. 


1. Allfather (6:17)
2. I, Chronocrator (7:27)
3. Vanitas (10:48)
4. Descending Jacob's Ladder (5:04)
5. View from Hverfell I: Head Above the Heavens (4:17)
6. View from Hverfell II: Inside Omnipotent Chaos (8:09)
7. View from Hverfell III: A Traveller of the Seed of the Earth (10:21)

Duration - 52:53


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