DJEVELKULT's highly anticipated second album, Når Avgrunnen Åpnes, is a work of traditional black metal savagery that nevertheless retains a timeless freshness, Når Avgrunnen Åpnes ushers forth DJEVELKULT's long-awaited return after their bold 'n' brash debut album, 2014's I Djevelens Tegn.
Built upon a foundation of cold 'n' filthy riffing laced with an atmosphere that's both desperate and triumphant, DJEVELKULT's Når Avgrunnen Åpnes is some of the purest Norwegian black metal you will be able to find in modern times. The passion bleeds through every performance here; the ensuing songs stick in the listener's head without relying on saccharine catchiness. But as with everything in the band's restless ways, DJEVELKULT here chose to shape the new album with additional inspiration from guest artists: Draug of Kirkebrann sang and wrote the lyrics of "Vredeskvad"; Invisius of Blodhemn played the drums, and sang and wrote the lyrics of "An Evil Unheard Of"; Ånneland played the second solo on "Apocalypse (Hellspawn)"; and Kleven plays additional guitar on "En Ny Tid."
Cover art, courtesy of Jose Gabriel Sabogal (Inferno, Whoredom Rife)