Enochian Crescent - _Omega Telocvovim_
by: Pedro Azevedo (
Considering how good _Omega Telocvovim_ can get, it really becomes rather hard to understand how this Finnish black metal band occasionally allows such weaker passages to creep in. Fortunately, this does not happen very frequently throughout the album, but it does prevent _OT_ from getting the 9 out of 10 that it would have otherwise deserved. Nevertheless, despite being quite an irregular album, _Omega Telocvovim_ is certainly adventurous and even relatively original -- and, most importantly, has enough overall quality to compensate for most of that irregularity. During this guitar-driven album, Enochian Crescent come up with some remarkable and quite unusual riffs, giving it a considerable level of overall interest. The fast passages are generally very good, intense and aggressive; it is during the slower ones, however, that they experiment with a couple of weaker choruses and less successful clean vocal approaches. Still, they can also create very moody slow sections and link them very effectively with fast ones. Impeccable Tico-Tico production adds the final touch to this rather unusual piece of Finnish black metal, which, despite a few lacklustre passages, is definitely very interesting.
(article published 25/5/2000)
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