Satyricon does not need an introduction. The band has beena round with their Black Metal for many years and this year they are already up for their 9th full-length album. It is called “Deep calleth upon Deep“ and it is available now.
Satyr himseflf stated this to be a different release than we would be used to from them. Day one of a new chapter, he said. What comes up at the first time listening is that the album has some diversity. And it’s easy to inderstand the ‘deep’ of the title, the band goes darker than before. More crawling into you, so the songs are great for the listening sessions that are more intense. But Satyricon would not be Satyricon if it had not also been that option of an easy listen as well. The two ways of approaching their music makes it so unique. And that is not any different in this album. It caters both options.
The album is perhaps a bit more intense in the atmospheric department, but saying it is a whole new chapter is perhaps a bit extreme. It is still very much the Satyricon we know. Where the differences are made is in the details. Some saxophone, some classical approach here and there, this is where the band is enriching themselves and go beyond with what they did before.
“Deep Calleth Upon Deep” is an album that the fans of Satyricon will appreciate. A band that after all these album still renews themselves is not always a given, Satyricon never stops to innovate on themselves. It’s in the details, which does not stray too far from the confidential sound of them. Simply one album of the expected quality and a bit more, surely one that scores high on our list!
|01. Midnight Serpent
02. Blood Cracks Open The Ground
03. To Your Brethren In The Dark
04. Deep Calleth Upon Deep
05. The Ghost Of Rome
07. Black Wings And Withering Gloom
08. Burial Rite