Melancholic depressive Black Metal of the slow kind, which is primarily remarkable for its Chinese origin. But the real highlight of the record are the vocals that penetrate through bone and marrow, constantly outdoing themselves in their expression. From deeply carried grunting to tearful moaning to silencer-like screaming cascades, the whole range is on board.
Favorite track: Neter.
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.
Chinese Black Metal. The very best I know! Their music is so incredibly captivating, the way they blend in instruments, modern & non, as well as vocals is fascinating! Plus it is a tragic piece of history which needs to be remembered! All songs stellar & highly recommended!!! bmurator
If it was not for Blayne Smiths review of their latest album on Overkill reviews I might have missed this band. In short the music is like epic Black metal, brutal at times with great melody and total atmosphere to immerse you in. Amazing stuff. Stefan B