Reinkaos Review

artist: Dissection date: 01/22/2008 category: compact discs
Dissection: Reinkaos
Release Date: May 16, 2006
Label: The End
Genres: Death Metal/Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Scandinavian Metal
Number Of Tracks: 11
Reinkaos is a masterpiece of ritualistic and black magical concepts best described as Anti-Cosmic Metal Of Death.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 9.3
 Overall Impression: 9.3
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overall: 9.3
Reinkaos Reviewed by: speedman336, on january 22, 2008
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Sound: Moving away from their black metal roots to a more rock-driven sound, Dissection's final album is without question their heaviest to date. Production is clear and precise. Guitars lay enchanting melodies over simple, yet powerful riffs. Drums serve their purpose, though they do little to add to the album outside of providing a steady beat. // 9

Lyrics: Wonderfully composed lyrics referencing a slew of invocations and infernal deities take the listener on a romantic journey through the bowels of Hell. The influence of the MLO (Misanthropic Luciferian Order)on Jon's songwriting can be clearly felt. Vocals are harshly growled, though intelligible, and passionate. And the addition of background vocals by female singer Nyx 218 is a beautifully haunting compliment on the closing track, Maha Kali. // 9

Overall Impression: Veteran Dissection fans may be disappointed in the departure from their original sound, and they have every right to be. Though change is not always a bad thing, as lyrics and music flow together seamlessly, and any other style would not suit the intent of this album. For in the end, Dissection brings us perhaps the most authentic Satanic work ever composed. So, whether you're a metal elitist or just a fan of good music, this album is definitely a must-have. // 10

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overall: 10
Reinkaos Reviewed by: a real DEAD one, on september 14, 2006
0 of 3 people found this review helpful

Sound: This was Dissections first full length album release since, lead singer/guitarist, Jon Nudtveidt's inprisonment for killing a homo-sexual man. he went to jail for 7 years and stated he didn't regret it. This was what I belive to be there best work. It was also their last album due to Jons death. He killed himself becuase he felt all his life aspirations had been completed. The sound of Dissection is different then the sound of other black metal bands becuase their riffs are more techincal and there solos are more pentatonic based, espcially in thsi album. The lyrics are amazing, some of the best of his works. This is probably the most heavist album release of 2006 and a must buy for any Dissection or black metal fan. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics are to be simply put as stright up satanic. Most parts are taken out of The satanic bible, Satanic Rituals, and possibly the Necrocomicon. The whole way the album is setup is genious. Dissection is a band that doesn't use the satanist image just becuase it will get them famous. These guys are actually satanists, They live by the rites of Lucifer. Jons vocals are what every black metal vocals are like (excluding King Diamond). Raspy and Dark, but you can understand them better than you can understand Lamb Of God, who make there lyrics damn near undecipherable. // 10

Overall Impression: Dissection is in a league of several otehr hardcore Black Metal bands. Such as Diecide, Celtic Frost, Gorgoroth, Bathory, Darkthrone, Emperor etc. But Dissection has a very distinct sound, espcially in this new album. There riffs are more melodic and easy to follow and there solos are easy to listen too. The lyrics are pure evil and If you enjoy black metal or just Satan for that matter pick this record up. The songs I like the most of this record are God Of Forbidden Light, Black Dragon, Maha Kali (which was a 2004 single), and Internal Fire. I can listen to the whole album without having to change a track. I don't hate anything with this album, except that they wont make any new albums anymore, but I respect Jons choice and belive his career was very succesful. The CD is only 12 bucks at FYE so if someone stole it I'd tell them to tighten up you cheap bastard. // 10

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overall: 8.3
Reinkaos Reviewed by: abovebelow777, on may 21, 2007
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Sound: 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. // 8

Lyrics: 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. // 9

Overall Impression: 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. // 8

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