On ‘Omen Ex Simulacra’, Ævangelist delivers a tsunami of nightmarish, otherworldly Death Metal that has to be experienced to be believed. Sinister, malevolent and downright deviant, this is one of the most twisted full-lengths to take up residency in my collection – a venomous torrent of sonic rage that will appeal to anyone who appreciates bands like Portal, Vasaeleth, Antediluvian, Welter In Thy Blood or Blut Aus Nord.
This offering seethes incessantly for approximately 80 minutes, with the untitled bonus track on the vinyl edition lending it true double-album status. The inclusion of lots of nasty noise elements ensures that Ævangelist’s second album is about as unsettling and uncomfortably a journey as you could wish for. All in all, this is a monumental piece of dark art.