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)

4 comments:

chris said...

sold! thanks

Batguano said...

Nice! I probably wouldn't have given this a chance had you not posted it. Really interesting mix of styles. All these black metal hardcore bands are really perking up the ears lately...

gamefaced said...

really nice. especially the newers. looking forward to more..

ivanxgrindx09 said...

so interesting band!!!!!downloading A LOT OF THANX