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* OmnicidalManiac: The Order's end goal is the extermination of all life on the planet — including itself – along with any traces left of civilization.


''The Furnaces of Palingenesia'' is the seventh studio album by French avant-garde BlackMetal band Music/DeathspellOmega, and the band's 14th release overall. Like all Deathspell Omega albums since ''Si monumentum requires, circumspice'', it is a ConceptAlbum. However, it is lyrically a major departure from the band's previous releases. Trading in the dense theological poetry of their earlier work, the album instead presents itself as a tract from a secret political faction calling itself "The Order". Over the course of the album, the narrator unfurls a vision of a terrifying {{dystopia}}n world in which the Order holds absolute dominance over all aspects of life, culminating in the implied destruction of civilization.

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''The ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KzXgA7dxXI The Furnaces of Palingenesia'' Palingenesia]]'' is the seventh studio album by French avant-garde BlackMetal band Music/DeathspellOmega, and the band's 14th release overall. Like all Deathspell Omega albums since ''Si monumentum requires, circumspice'', it is a ConceptAlbum. However, it is lyrically a major departure from the band's previous releases. Trading in the dense theological poetry of their earlier work, the album instead presents itself as a tract from a secret political faction calling itself "The Order". Over the course of the album, the narrator unfurls a vision of a terrifying {{dystopia}}n world in which the Order holds absolute dominance over all aspects of life, culminating in the implied destruction of civilization.

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* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: The Order preaches their own absolute infallibility and, conversely, the irredeemable evil of everything else. There is no room for compromise in their worldview; nonbelievers are to be killed without mercy, and their bodies desecrated.
--> "The hand dispensing salvific murder is absolved of responsibility for it is the expression of a common will, the sacrosanct will of the Just. The Just, those righteous few that rose from the catacombs, view the world in manichean terms: there is only the purity of love and the purity of hate, that which lies in between is a mud made of the ashes of yesterday’s humanity and the fetid fluids of compromise."


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* GreenEyedMonster: The Order exploits the enviousness and insecurity of its followers to make them into loyal servants.
--> "Hear our voices, all of you men of resentment! You whose stomachs and souls are aflame with the poisonous hatred of impotence, you who have been wronged again and again, wiping your face clean, day after day, from the spit of those sitting unjustifiably above you; we will grant you freedom from freedom."


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* ThePowerOfHate: The Order uses this to motivate their footsoldiers.


* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The narrator calls diversity an "outrage".

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The narrator calls diversity an "outrage". After all, he is ANaziByAnyOtherName.

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* KillThePoor: And anyone who helps them.


* AxCrazy: For all the narrator's insistence on creating order, he is ''utterly'' unhinged. He goes above and beyond even the standards of other fascist dictators, inflicting the most horrific acts of cruelty imaginable on citizens. Including but not limited to: indoctrinating children and forcing them to wear pieces of their mothers' spines around their necks, force-feeding spiders to dissenters and feeding their hearts to dogs, burying people alive for trying to help the poor, and of course, pulling a TakingYouWithMe on ''all humanity'' when the Order finally collapses.

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* AxCrazy: For all the narrator's insistence on creating order, he is ''utterly'' unhinged. He goes above and beyond even the standards practices of other fascist totalitarian dictators, inflicting the most horrific acts of cruelty imaginable on citizens. Including citizens, including but not limited to: indoctrinating children and forcing them to wear pieces of their mothers' spines around their necks, force-feeding spiders to dissenters and feeding their hearts to dogs, burying people alive for trying to help the poor, and of course, pulling a TakingYouWithMe on ''all humanity'' when the Order finally collapses.

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* AxCrazy: For all the narrator's insistence on creating order, he is ''utterly'' unhinged. He goes above and beyond even the standards of other fascist dictators, inflicting the most horrific acts of cruelty imaginable on citizens. Including but not limited to: indoctrinating children and forcing them to wear pieces of their mothers' spines around their necks, force-feeding spiders to dissenters and feeding their hearts to dogs, burying people alive for trying to help the poor, and of course, pulling a TakingYouWithMe on ''all humanity'' when the Order finally collapses.


* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Another common practice that the Order likes to inflict on its citizens. See the quotes under DisproportionateRetribution and CapitalismIsBad.



* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: A clearer example than anything else in the band's catalogue. It makes clear that there is no greater force for evil than human forces of power.

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: A clearer example than anything else in the band's catalogue. It makes clear that there is no greater force for evil than human forces of power.power, even in the absence of both [[GodAndSatanAreBothJerks God and Satan]].


* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The narrator is openly disgusted by the idea of diversity.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The narrator is openly disgusted by the idea of diversity.calls diversity an "outrage".

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The narrator is openly disgusted by the idea of diversity.


* DisproportionateRetribution: Being a totalitarian faction, this is an essential practice for the Order.
-->"The mouth of the dissenter shall be filled with spiders and his heart cut out and fed to the dogs"



---> "We will grant you freedom from freedom."

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---> --> "We will grant you freedom from freedom."


* IronicEcho: The Order proclaims that their empire will last a thousand years. In "You Cannot Even Find The Ruins", the world is described as being in "stale muffled silence for a thousand years".



* TheSocialDarwinist: The Order not only refuse to aid the poor, they punish any citizen who tries, as seen in the quote under CapitalismIsBad.



* StrawNihilist: The very first line in the album is "This world contains neither meaning nor justice!" The album goes on to show that despite their pretensions of bringing law to the world, the Order only care about their own needs and wants.

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* StrawNihilist: The very first line in the album is "This world contains neither meaning nor justice!" The album goes on to show that despite their pretensions of bringing law and stability to the world, the Order only care about believe in nothing besides satisfying their own needs and wants.desires.

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* ApocalypseHow: "You Cannot Even Find the Ruins" could be anywhere from Class 3 to Class 6-whatever it was, it was so destructive that all traces of human civilization are completely gone.


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* StrawNihilist: The very first line in the album is "This world contains neither meaning nor justice!" The album goes on to show that despite their pretensions of bringing law to the world, the Order only care about their own needs and wants.


* EnemyToAllLivingThings: The Order's mission is explicitly anti-life, both human and otherwise; choice quotes include "Thou shalt scar the earth with barren furrows" and "Those who heal the wounded shall be maimed". The final track implies that they eventually even destroy themselves.

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* EnemyToAllLivingThings: The Order's mission is explicitly anti-life, both human and otherwise; choice quotes include "Thou shalt scar the earth with barren furrows" and "Those who heal the wounded shall be maimed". maimed." The final track implies that they eventually even destroy themselves.



* GenreShift: Not musically, but lyrically. ''The Furnaces of Palingenesia'' steps away from the dark theological poetry that defined the band's past record for something more akin to a straightforward political manifesto from a society that would make [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour the Party]] shiver in horror. To further the point, every song excepting the final track is written out in [[SpokenWordInMusic prose]].

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* GenreShift: Not musically, but lyrically. ''The Furnaces of Palingenesia'' steps away from the dark theological poetry that defined the band's past record records for something more akin to a straightforward political manifesto from a society that would make [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour the Party]] shiver in horror. To further the point, every song excepting the final track is written out in [[SpokenWordInMusic prose]].



* GreenAesop: A central theme of the album; the album argues that authoritarianism is fundamentally a death cult that will lead to the destruction of human civilisation (especially when combined with {{capitalism|IsBad}}). The band also argues that humanism - at least in the sense of placing of human concerns above those of the natural environment - is fundamentally destructive, ironically enough, to not just the natural environment but, ultimately, to [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves humanity itself]], reflected in a warped quote from Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau in the first song: "Everything is degenerate as it leaves the hands of the Author of nature; everything becomes good in the hands of Man." This is discussed further on the band's page and in the Bardo Methodology Interview.
* {{Homage}}: It contains several passages reminiscent of [[Music/VedBuensEnde Ved Buens Ende]], a Norwegian band who were arguably the UrExample of dissonant black metal.

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* GreenAesop: A central theme of the album; the album argues that authoritarianism is fundamentally a death cult that will lead to the destruction of human civilisation (especially when combined with {{capitalism|IsBad}}). The band also argues that humanism - at least in the sense of placing of human concerns above those of the natural environment - is fundamentally destructive, ironically enough, to not just the natural environment but, ultimately, to [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves humanity itself]], reflected in a warped quote from Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau in the first song: "Everything is degenerate as it leaves the hands of the Author of nature; everything becomes good in the hands of Man." This is discussed further on the [[Music/DeathspellOmega band's page here]] and in the Bardo Methodology Interview.
* {{Homage}}: It contains several passages reminiscent of [[Music/VedBuensEnde Ved Buens Ende]], Music/VedBuensEnde, a Norwegian band who were arguably the UrExample of dissonant black metal.metal (and particularly the more avant-garde strains thereof).


** Another possible one in "Absolutist Regeneration" is "we will clean out the marsh at all costs". This is, we might note, very similar to a slogan strongly associated with the forty-fifth president of the United States, "Drain the swamp". Given the number of paraphrased slogans of other demagogues found on the album, the similarity may well have been intentional. It should also be noted that the context in which Deathspell Omega uses the quote is ''significantly'' more sinister than the context in which it was used in American politics, where it was an [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement ostensibly]] anti-corruption slogan. The preceding line in "Absolutist Regeneration", on the other hand, is "We will [[KillEmAll turn this world into a cemetery]] rather than not regenerate it our own way." This could perhaps be read as the band's judgement on the actual policies of said president, though the band do not address American politics directly in the album or the Bardo Methodology interview.

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** Another possible one in "Absolutist Regeneration" is "we will clean out the marsh at all costs". This is, we might note, very similar to a slogan strongly associated with the forty-fifth president of the United States, "Drain the swamp". Given the number of paraphrased slogans of other demagogues found on the album, the similarity may well have been intentional. It should also be noted that the context in which Deathspell Omega uses the quote is ''significantly'' more sinister than the context in which it was used in American politics, where it was an [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement ostensibly]] anti-corruption slogan.slogan referring to "the swamp" of UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. The preceding line in "Absolutist Regeneration", on the other hand, is "We will [[KillEmAll turn this world into a cemetery]] rather than not regenerate it our own way." This could perhaps be read as the band's judgement on the actual policies of said president, though the band do not address American politics directly in the album or the Bardo Methodology interview.

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