This album is heavier than SepticFlesh's previous release, Titan. I personally always enjoy the symphonic and choir elements of SF, but many fans were underwhelmed with Titan. I think this album will draw those people back and still please those like me who enjoy the mix. Codex Omega is the perfect balance between those symphonic elements and the heavy riffs and blasts, that satisfy the death metal aspect of the band. On first listen, "Martyr" caught my attention the most with a calm opening that gradually builds. "Enemy of Truth" is particularity catchy and stands out in today's political climate, but after a few goes in, Faceless Queen with its crushing sound quickly became my favorite. And while I enjoy a good fast, heavy, headbanging song as much as the next girl, there's something to be said about the light piano intro to Dark Art with its grandiose orchestrations. Overall, I feel like this album is probably one of their best (if not THE best). It remains true to SF's unique sound and artistic angle, but doesn't alienate fans by straying too much to any one side of their sound.
I would recommend this to a friend
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