Chuck Schuldiner Project

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Septicflesh - Codex Omega

Septicflesh, now there's a motherfucking band. It's hard to believe that these guys have put out ten records now, and furthermore, that this latest offering Codex Omega should be there best yet is even more impressive. A band who have always been progressing and evolving this latest release seems like a natural continuation on all the band has done over the years and speaks to their massive and bombastic vision, a vision that we can't overstate because there is simply so much included in their facemelting sound.

I think the beauty of Septicflesh has always been that the band perfectly balances the power of old school death metal, as evidenced in their 1990's roots with the cutting edge of death metal. The soaring keys that define a track like Portrait help to showcase the incredible magic of this band. The ethereal folky melodies of some of these tracks counterbalanced with the transcendent choruses and epic songwriting only goes to show that symphonic death metal has a sense of meaning that is impossible to match in its peers. Codex Omega is the sort of record that bands define themselves by and which will push Septicflesh into a new era of grandeur.

It's hard to fully wrap your head around all that Septicflesh have done here. While they certainly have never really been my thing I also really love their vision and the drive behind the band. There is a certain grandiose majesty to these tracks that can't help but to mesmerize the listener. With this record Septicflesh have brought themselves to a noble new level and it's easier than ever to understand why this band got so big in the first place. So come out, delve into the journey and embrace the madness that has come to define this legacy.

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