As I sit here and listen to this masterpiece a bazillionth time, I realize I still have no idea how to write about it, but as they say, I’m willing to give it the old college try.
Musically, Peripeteia is has grown immensely from Beyond All Light. Pablo Picasso once said, “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Beyond All Light is the band’s masterpiece after learning the rules of black metal as an art form. It is darkly beautiful, full of vile, pent-up aggression and ceaseless rage. Peripeteia is where Anagnorisis begin to break the rules like an artist.
Dying Light is a rich, layered album full of black metal darkness.