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Dissection

About Dissection

Dissection are one of the greatest and perhaps the most notorious of the Swedish death / Black Metal bands. Their first two full length albums, “The Somberlain” and “Storm of the Light’s Bane”, are without question absolute classics of the genre. The musicianship and song writing on both is top notch. Their lyrics from the beginning had unmistakably Satanic and generally dark lyrical content. Singer and guitarist Jon Nödtveidt was sent to prison in 1998 for his role in the Keillers Park murder, a famous Swedish criminal case.
Upon his release from prison in 2004, he reformed Dissection with a band composed entirely of other committed Theistic Satanists, including drummer Tomas Asklund, formerly of Dark Funeral and currently of Gorgoroth.
With this new lineup, Nödtveidt recorded his final album “Reinkaos,” released in 2006. “Reinkaos” was a departure from their former sound, with generally slower tempos and more concise songs. The lyrics are based entirely on the teachings of the Temple of the Black Light (formerly known as the Misanthropic Luciferian Order), the Satanic group to which Nödtveidt belonged. Most of the songs contain chanted esoteric formulae – Black magick spells – along with lyrics glorifying Satan and other dark gods important in the Temple of the Black Light pantheon. The album’s departure in sound from their previous works caused controversy in the metal community, with many critics panning the album. Many others however (including this author) consider it the band’s finest work. Nödtveidt’s guitar playing is soulful and technically sound as always, and the lyrics are delivered with intense conviction- one does not need to be a Satanist to be moved by the undeniable passion and power of the music and the lyrics. Nödtveidt committed suicide by handgun in 2006, surrounded by a circle of lit candles with a grimoire of TBL teachings at his feet. Having completed what he considered his finest work, Nödtveidt ended his life on his terms in line with his Satanic beliefs. The lyrics on Reinkaos foreshadow his suicide, as he sings of longing to “set my spirit free” to explore the chaotic spirit realms of the TBL, free in the anti-cosmos. Hail Azerate and await the coming of Nexion 218!