Sounding more like a psych-rock band who decided to forge their sounds in metal, rather than vice-versa, OP re-routes Scandinavian black-metal through the lysergically-laced veins of European art-rock. With atmospheric creepy bits cribbed from the dark side of krautrock, and rhythmic grooves evocative of the side-ways punk of bands like The Birthday Party, the grim and kvlt moments are summoned primarily for the climactic kill shots. Enchanting and evocative, this classy re-pressing of 2011’s *Kosmonument* is an excellent starting point to explore these innovative master’s genre-pushing catalog.
RIYL: Ved Buens Ende, Blut Aus Nord, Goblin, Deathspell Omega, Thantifaxath. - Shawn Bosler (aka DJ Bozz)