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Studio album by Dissection
Released 30 April 2006 (Europe)
16 May 2006 (N. America)
Genre Melodic black metal
Length 43:06
Label Black Horizon
Dissection chronology
Maha Kali
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Reinkaos (stylised as REINKAΩS) is the third and final studio album by Swedish black/melodic death metal band Dissection. The album was released through the band's own label Black Horizon Music, which they had formed "out of the need of taking charge of our own business and making things our own way, without compromise".[3] Reinkaos is also available as autographed limited first edition: CD packed in exclusive embossed slipcase, limited to 1,001 hand-numbered copies signed by the band members; including the music video for "Starless Aeon" and a sticker.

Musical style and lyrics[edit]

The album is less influenced by traditional black metal and closer to Gothenburg metal[1] or traditional heavy metal[4] than Dissection's former albums, but, according to Decibel journalist Chris D., still "very much Nödtveidt and very much Dissection".[5] The lyrics reflect the occult tenets of the Misanthropic Luciferian Order and are "based on invocations and formulas that have been linked into the lyrics to evoke the powers that they represent. Occult musical theory has been applied in the song writing process as a means of symbolically charging their structures. They have also been written inspired by scientific ideas such as string theory etc. The songs have all been written with the intention of using sounds and vibrations as an Anti-Cosmic tool and they have all been consciously created to be the vessels for these powers."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Nexion 218"   1:32
2. "Beyond the Horizon"   5:20
3. "Starless Aeon"   3:59
4. "Black Dragon"   4:48
5. "Dark Mother Divine"   5:44
6. "Xeper-i-Set"   3:09
7. "Chaosophia"   0:41
8. "God of Forbidden Light"   3:42
9. "Reinkaos" (instrumental) 4:43
10. "Internal Fire"   3:20
11. "Maha Kali"   6:04
Total length:


Guest appearances[edit]

  • Brice Leclercq − bass
  • Additional vocals on "Maha Kali" by Nyx 218
  • Additional backing vocals by Erik Danielsson and Whiplasher Bernadotte


  1. ^ a b Chad Bowar: Dissection - Reinkaos, accessed on 25 May 2013.
  2. ^ Eduardo Rivadavia: Reinkaos - Dissection, accessed on 25 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b Interview for the Fans by the Fans. Final Interview with Jon Nödtveidt, accessed on 25 May 2013.
  4. ^ Dissection. ReinkaΩs. In: Metal Hammer, July 2006, p. 100.
  5. ^ Chris D.: Justify Your Shitty Taste – Dissection’s “Reinkaos”, 13 April 2011, accessed on 25 May 2013.