Drought (EP)

Drought is an EP by Deathspell Omega. It is the band's first release of new material since their 2010 album Paracletus. It is the final release included in the band's 2012 vinyl box set incorporating the trilogy and related works, suggesting that the band regards it as thematically connected, and can be regarded as an epilogue to the trilogy.[1]

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EP by
Released22 June 2012
LabelNorma Evangelium Diaboli
Deathspell Omega chronology
Diabolus Absconditus
The Synarchy of Molten Bones

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com     [2]
Avantgarde-Metal.com(extremely favorable)[3]
Spin          [5]

Drought received mostly positive reviews from music critics. MetalSucks wrote that "in 20ish minutes, they create discomfort, obliterate, and even pine a little. They don’t stray far from the center, keeping things even more tightly reined in than Paracletus. But while that may seem like creative fatigue or ennui the first time through, after a while, Drought reveals itself to be so tightly packed that most of the details fly by you. But they’re there, destined to be dissembled."[6] Pitchfork were more critical, writing that "the six parts themselves are good, but they're pieced together clumsily. The lengthy instrumentals that serve as bookends seem simply tacked on, surrounding the other four tracks rather than frame them."

Track listingEdit

1."Salowe Vision"3:41
2."Fiery Serpents"4:15
3."Scorpions & Drought"3:11
5."Abrasive Swirling Murk"3:47
6."The Crackled Book of Life"4:25
Total length:20:55


  1. ^ "News". Norma Evangelum Diaboli. 25 May 2012. Archived from the original on 8 August 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  2. ^ Schalek, Dave. "Deathspell Omega - Drought Review". About.com. Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  3. ^ Mystery Flame. "Avant-garde Metal - Reviews: Deathspell Omega - Drought". Avantgarde-Metal.com. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  4. ^ Currin, Grayson (11 July 2012). "Pitchfork review". Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  5. ^ Grow, Cory (27 June 2012). "Spin review". Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  6. ^ "DEATHSPELL OMEGA: STILL ABOUT AS WARM AND INVITING AS CRIB DEATH ON DROUGHT". MetalSucks. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2016.