Kénôse

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Kénôse
EP by Deathspell Omega
Released October 4, 2005
Genre Black metal
Length 36:20
Label Norma Evangelium Diaboli
Deathspell Omega chronology
Si monvmentvm reqvires, circvmspice
(2004)
Kénôse
(2005)
Fas – Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net 8/10 stars[2]
Stylus B+[3]

Kénôse is an EP by the black metal band Deathspell Omega, released in 2005 under The Ajna Offensive. It continues the avant-garde and progressive direction they had been exploring on 2004's Si monvmentvm reqvires, circvmspice, and is considered by the band as something of an "appendix" to that album.

The title Kénôse means Kenosis in French, a theological term. The lyrics form an argument against the concept of redemption; holding that humanity is irredeemable, and instead invoking plerosis, a blasphemous flowering of humanity's carnal condition in spite of God.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I"   15:46
2. "II"   11:25
3. "III"   9:09
Total length:
36:20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Kenose". Allmusic. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Alisoglu, Scott. "Kenose (Southern Lord/Ajna)". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ Voegtlin, Stewart (January 30, 2006). "Deathspell Omega - Kénôse - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved July 11, 2009.