DHG (Dodheimsgard) A Umbra Omega on 180g 2LP + Download
Norway's Dodheimsgard was formed in 1994 by Vicotnik and Aldrahn. The early incarnation was that of a raw and melodic black metal band, with their debut album also featuring Fenriz of Darkthrone on bass, before the poisons of a more avant-garde and schizophrenic concoction started to take hold. One of the top bands and boundary-pushing visionaries of the mid-90's Norwegian black metal evolution, having released 4 full-length albums since their inception, DHG are widely hailed as masters of dark and psychotic psychedelia-tinged extremity.
The first fruits of DHG's re-animated labour manifest in the shape of new studio album, A Umbra Omega, with original co-founding member Aldrahn (Thorns/The Deathtrip) making a return to the asylum on vocal duties alongside Vicotnik's exquisite and unconventional compositions and structures. A Umbra Omega is DHG's first album since their 2007 opus Supervillain Outcast, and undoubtedly marks the band's most challenging work to date; twisted, technical, sprawling epics and an inverted outlook on existence from the depths of band mastermind/writer/producer Vicotnik, with similarities drawn to previous classic DHG works such as 666 International and Satanic Art whilst being taken to a whole new level.
A raw and organic production permeates the album courtesy of Vicotnik himself, with the album mastered at Strype Audio in Oslo by Tom Kvalsvoll. This edition of A Umbra Omega is presented on black 180-gram double gatefold vinyl.
DHG (Dodheimsgard) A Umbra Omega Track Listing:
1. The Love Divine
2. Aphelion Void
3. God Protocol Axiom
1. The Unlocking
2. Architect Of Darkness
3. Blue Moon Duel