Satyricon "Deep Calleth Upon Deep"

The supreme metallers reign of blackened rock continues on a steady release that brings to mind all of the influences of practically the entire late 90's Relapse Records catalogue. At times, Satyricon is a bit too creepy-crawly, with vocals layering mundane carnival-like cadence and soft production, making everything sound paper thin. 
     It's clear to see the impact Satyricon have had on the genre as a whole. This often sounds like a decent hybrid between Mastodon and Opeth's early work. But with sporadic songwriting, songs that seem to drone on with no end, and no real breakthrough ballad or memorable moment, the album feels like a mediocre drain to get through.

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