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Review: Averse Sefira - Advent Parallax
Averse Sefira
Advent Parallax

Label: Candlelight Records
Year released: 2008
Duration: 57:00
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: March 9, 2008
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Advent Parallax

Rated 4.04/5 (80.71%) (28 Votes)

The last Averse Sefira album I heard was their second one, Battle's Clarion, which I thought was pretty good, even if the production was oddly weak. This is their fourth full-length, and sees this long-running band cranking out an album that certainly stands up with the best US Black Metal.

Averse Sefira are pretty relentlessly orthodox, and so there are no surprises here. Advent Parallax storms forth with blazing tremolo riffs, hammering double-bass drums, and venomous shrieking vocals. What separates this from the pack is the solid compositions and the true epic sense they bring to their long songs. Averse Sefira utilize a catchy but atonal sense of melody along with their unrelenting fury, building songs like "Séance In A Warrior's Memory" and "Serpent Recoil" into blistering assaults of unexpected complexity. The songs on here are all furious workouts of Black Metal hatred, but they contain surprising depth and multiple layers of melody woven though both faster and slower passages. This is an album I can't stop playing. Highly Recommended.

Other related information on the site
Review: Advent Parallax (reviewed by Lars Christiansen)
Review: Battle's Clarion (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
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