Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep (2017)


As one of the most anticipated releases of 2017, today we have legendary Satyricon and their latest opus “Deep Calleth Upon Deep”. Featuring eight tracks and over 43 minutes of music, this release showcases Satyr’s and Frost superbly evil and sinister sound while incorporating a few new tricks to their repertoire. Continuing the exploration of the limits of Black Metal, the band provides their next evolutionary step with another unique and engaging release.

Opening with the piercing riffing of “Midnight Serpent”, the band kicks off a very melodic and yet aggressive release. There is just something merciless about the band’s riffing that oozes evil and darkness. Once warmed up, the band mixes subtle aggression with playful rhythms and intricate songwriting as we hear in “Blood Crack Open the Ground” and the hypnotic “To Your Brethren in the Dark”.

The album title track is a clear example of the band’s knack for crafting epic songs that rely on catchy guitars and eerie vocal arrangements. This track in particular features the crafty use of background clean vocals to make this song more dramatic. It is quite impressive how Satyricon manages to give a twist to their usual musical core with small accents that further elevate their sound, a perfect example of this is the subtle clean vocals on “The Ghost of Rome” and the sexy Jazzy Saxophone elements of “Dissonant”.

Saving the most aggressive for almost last, “Black Wings and Withering Gloom”, is one of those tracks that perfectly balances the power of punishing guitars and hyper fast drums with a very melodic and aggressive general melody. As the album closes with the funky “Burial Rite”. Overall, we are blown away by the quality and intricate details put into “Deep Calleth Upon Deep”. Satyricon is back in play and their sound is a good as ever, this album is definitely a step in the right direction.

Overall, “Deep Calleth Upon Deep” is one hell of a release that features a magical and sinister aura that only Satyricon can create. With their sound fully matured and only needing a few tweaks and elements to keep it interesting and fresh. If you are looking for a highly refined Black Metal release that is both catchy and crushing, look no further and pick up a copy of this epic release.

Band: Satyricon Album: Deep Calleth Upon Deep

Label: Napalm Records

Release: September 22nd, 2017

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Genre: Black Metal

Country: Norway

Rating: 90/100

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