Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Dreams of the Drowned (France) - Thanatotropic Principle (2009)
Avant-garde post-blackened punk as fuck metal.
Dissonant, noisy stuff. Black metal. The punk adjective I use not as in Darkthrone or whatever old-school black metal you might have thought of, but as a much more modern example. I mean, the hardcore reminds of Converge, but that might just be me. It gets pretty melodic too. Even a violin at some point, man. And a Ved Buens Ende cover for fuck's sake! Use that as a reference point, I guess. Ved Buens Ende, I mean. The atmosphere is something like that, but rawer, I'd say. Also, Discordance Axis, sure. Awesome band, in any case.
DotD put out a great demo in 2008 too, also free. I'll dig it up if someone's interested. I like the new stuff even more, though. I'm talking about the new rehearsal and demo tracks - have a listen here. Tech-post-black metal. Nope, not like Krallice, pal.
And I shall never download. (Mediafire)