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RELEASED ON 2/1/2005
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Out of the killing fields of Long Island comes this four-song demo of haunting blackened death metal. Dimentianon have released a pair of full-length albums already, so I’m unsure of the reason for this promo unless they are shopping a new album around for labels. The band has been around since the late 1990’s in various incarnations, but this is the first I’ve heard of them.
The production is sparse but balanced, with that familiar quality from metal releases of two decades prior, where it sounds too quiet, until you turn up the volume and it just sounds grating. But I’ve heard plenty worse on demos, and I can hear what every instrument is doing – instruments that play intriguing music. “Terribilis Est Locus Iste” opens up the EP in frantic fashion. The drummer keeps a fast beat while the vocals are rattled off just as quickly amidst a backdrop of furious riffing. The pace slows down in the middle until a very cool riff set appears at 2:50. “Bloodshed from a Black Rose” has a lengthy fade-in that leads to heavy thrashing. A rolling chord progression played over steady double-bass drumming changes up the tempo. And then it ends on a long fade-out/outro. “To be Crowned King and Stabbed to Death” starts off with an eerie solo, followed by an equally unsettling passage of gastrointestinal grumbling. This song is by far the most unique and identifiable on this release. At the end we come to “Azrael”, riding a wave of rumbling bass. A steady stream of darkly melodic riffs greets the listener’s ears. The last two minutes of the song consists of well written parts that sound hastily mashed together, as if they couldn’t decide among three differing ways to end the track.
Dimentianon shows promise with these four songs. Check them out for an interesting death/black listening experience.
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