I like the extreme sides of BM and DSBM is exactly that. This man, this LEGEND has exactly grasped the idea of terror, pain, fear. The last piece of hope somebody holds on to for dear life. Not only the screams but also the instrumentals are topnotch.
also I goddamn love this cover-art!
Favorite track: 白.
Originating from Hong Kong, the preview of the debut album《遺。白》(Loss. Paleness) from the low-profile depressive black metal act DISMAL finally hits the light of darkness. Bearing a central theme of life values and laws of karma, this traditional DBM outfit follows a solid pathway without any trendy influences. Only in death are we no longer strangers.
Three absolutely massive, epic tracks that blend elements of black metal, melodeath, and traditional Chinese folk music. Think Dimmu Borgir meets Panopticon meets Chthonic meets Strapping Young Lad.
The metal tracks are punctuated by quiet, atmospheric pieces mostly executed with folk instruments. There's a little more of this kind of thing than I usually like in a metal album, but they're extremely well-done and they set the tone for the harsher music perfectly. Justin