This is probably the best album I own when it comes to rocking out, screaming at the top of your lungs and head banging. Whenever I put on this album I want to rock out as hard as possible and soon find my throat a bloody mess. Anyone looking for meaningful lyrics or truly innovative technical work should look elsewhere as Dark Funeral follows a pretty standard, yet enjoyable, rubric for all their songs: a wall of chaotic grinding, furious blast beats, memorable, misanthropic, hateful chanting (“OPEN THE GATES TO SATAN!”) and numerous breakdowns designed to wreck your neck. The enthusiasm of the live crowd only makes this album ever the more glorious, as the South Americans are world renowned for their passion for metal, a stereotype which surely rings true in De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine.
I find this live recording to be much more fun to listen to than the studio albums as the live performance gives it a sense of raw energy and ferocity. The tempo of the songs seems to be accelerated and the vocals are harsher, more sincere and passionate. On top of this the set list is basically a “best of” compilation across Dark Funeral’s career – making this a great album to grab for purposes of introduction to the band. If you like this band check out Hate Forest.