One of the bigger surprises of the year comes courtesy of Omega Centauri - a two man project formed in 2006 by the drummer and guitarist Tom Vallely from England and Rob Polon from Belgium who joined the project to perform vocals on recordings. The compositions on "Universum Infinitum" were written and recorded over spontaneous periods of time between January 2006 and January 2011. Blending Black Metal, Ambient and a plethora of styles into one monumental whole, "Universum Infinitum" is an entity in its own right, standing far above and outside the mundanity of what is often referred to as "extreme metal". Ideologically, the main focus of the music and lyrical content on the band's debut album "Universum Infinitum" is directed towards the study of the human condition; often encompassing ideas from the associated fields of philosophy, psychology and theology. Musically, a mixture of stylistic features often associated with black metal, post rock, jazz-fusion and classical music can be acknowledged on the recording. The music of Omega Centauri is a natural expression and communication of the imagination. Exploring the nature of perception one might scoff at the lack of light..
"Universum Infinitum" is a stellar brilliant burst of creativity. With "Universum Infinitum", Omega Centauri have delivered a stunning effort of atmospheric avantgarde / Post Black Metal. It's that kind of albums where you have to listen very closely because you don't want to miss a single second of it. You can buy it here. Highly Recommended.