Sound — 8
When "Reinkaos" was first released it received lukewarm reviews in the metal press, largely due to the band's stylistic departure from their earlier albums. While I agree that "Reinkaos" is not as intense or groundbreaking as "Storm..." it should please fans of their earlier work and is still a great album. Obviously Nodtveidt's notorious past and over-the-top persona color people's perceptions of his music, but ultimately his singing and guitar playing cannot be denied. Dissection seems to be pursuing a more rock- based sound on this album.
Lyrics — 9
This lyrics on this album are based on the teachings of the Misanthropic Luciferian Order, the satanic group to which JN belonged. Whether you agree with the MLO's nihilistic world view or not, it is clear that jon definitely does, and the conviction in his lyrics and singing is perhaps the strongest attribute on "Reinkaos." The music is slowed down deliberately (as compared to their earlier albums) so that the "esoteric formulae" of the MLO can be heard more clearly.
Overall Impression — 8
Although this album is not the equal of "SOTLB" it is still a classic in it's own right and serves as a fitting epitaph for Nodtveidt. "Black Dragon" and "God Of Forbidden Light" feature a slower, more soulful soloing style, while "Beyond The Horizon" is a thrashing beginning. Overall, it is worth buying.