Incarnation of the Higher Gnosis, despite closely following the conventional components of black metal, does a good work in satisfying its audience. Especially on the perfect timing of guitar and drums, the band inherently outstand the strength of its methodical nature, which is visible on the whimsical technical devices that are palpable on the impeccable production. With an eviscerating and excruciating determination, the voracious sound of the group is overwhelmingly felt through the furious rhythms of the group’s style.
Since the album has only forty four minutes – and, therefore, can be considered relatively concise, since most bands of the genre normally release records way more longer than this –, it’s difficult to feel any trace of monotony all the way through, although this risk really exists, especially for veterans of the genre. The sound has a somewhat striking uniformity, that doesn’t compromise the integrity of its nature.
Unfortunately, Incarnation of the Higher Gnosis, by Jassa, doesn’t offer to its audience anything beyond the black metal we are all used to. While the album is definitely interesting, the complete absence of originality makes the work, musically, intensely predictable. Nevertheless, if you are into the genre, maybe the curiosity will drive you to check it out this album personally, and to elaborate your own opinion about it.