The more I listen to this band, the more I realise tha they are worthy of praise. The new album, whilst it has its flat moments, ultimately triumphs as a coherent organisation of ideas structured around a metaphysical concept. In this sense, the comparison to DSO isn't entirely unfair, what has really happened is that Averse Sefira, with the new album, have succeeded in doing what Deathspell Omega have never managed. It seems that Averse Sefira have done a better job of matching their ambition with what they are capable of achieving at the time, whereas DSO, with their last 2 albums have been over ambitious and so have been lacking in consistency and coherence. That said, the actual goals of the two bands are similar, but with the new album Averse Sefira have proved that they are more capable of realising those goals than their French counterparts.