Sweden, Sweden, Sweden, damn I love Sweden, for my early years of metal were all about Swedish Melodic Death Metal
, and I really feel sorry for I knew nothing about Dissection
till late 2007, it really feels like "it's too late" and like "what the hell I was doing all that time without listening to Dissection
Without regret, I remember listening to "Reinkaos" and how I kept listening to this album for a whole 40 days, everything was new, everything was great, a whole new world I knew I stepped into. The album starts with an Instrumental for about a minute and a half, this opening foretells how glorious the album is going to be, like nothing else in the Metal
Scene, for the first time, at least for me, the starter foretold exactly about the album, giving a glance at this starter it's not musically complicated or advanced, but, it really puts you in the atmosphere, it prepares you to enter the world of "Reinkaos". Without delay, the next track starts, great drums, great guitar riffs, then comes a solo, not to exaggerate here, I'll move forward to the third track, I mean, it's like no other, outstanding drum beats, drum techniques, drum speed, outstanding guitar riffs, guitar solos from the very start of the third track "Starless Aeon
" till the end, and one can't forget to tell about the electro-acoustic being played in the middle of this song, and the great sound effects that serves well here, I mean this album generally is very rich with great short guitar solos and guitar riffs being played in the background.
Then comes the rest of the album, I mean, I don't want to talk about each and every song in this release, but, generally, I say it again, great bass, great drums, great guitar riffs and solos, great usage of electro-guitar and sound effects, and talking about sound effects, I like to talk a little bit about final song "Maha Kali", the first time I saw this title I thought "what the hell?", but I was totally wrong, I mean, this song is the greatest song I ever heard in my life, especially when it comes to the electro-acoustic, female vocals and clean vocals, everything thing is perfect in this song, as did in the whole album.
Talking about the vocals, the vocals remind me a lot with the vocals of Satyricon
, nothing unique about them, no actual techniques and I think nothing more can be said about the vocals but they're pretty good and well combined with the other musical elements.
The title of this album is awesome, also the selected titles for the tracks. For the lyrics, this part is very interesting, they're not usual lyrics, they reflect Jon's beliefs and are very deep, in fact, they also reflect deep and rare philosophy concerning about deeper issues than the usual Satanic
ones. There's a usage of old English terms in some of these lyrics, and this usage is pretty good and smart, it seems that Jon really knows what message he wants to deliver and it seems like he's done his work perfectly.
A final thought, I really miss Jon, his music, thoughts, everything about him, so I just want to say Rest in Chaos Jon.