|From the land down under, this classic release came suddenly to shake the foundations of the extreme metal underground and found us completely unprepared.|
Having their roots firmly in death/grind ground, diSEMBOWELMENT combine extremely brutal blastbeats with very slow, utterly heavy parts. The incredible production, heavy as fuck and at the same time crystal clear, emphasizes both the brutality and the atmospheric ambience of this band. One has sometimes the impression that Dead Can Dance united their forces with Satan's own Philarmonic Orchestra from Hell, delivering a masterpiece able to take us in a single moment from the serene shores of Paradise to the dark pits of Hell.
Some primitive clean guitar melodies appear over the low-tuned distorted violence one can hear throughout the album. This makes diSEMBOWELMENT's sound very recognizable. The strength and unique power of diSEMBOWELMENT lays in the fact that they are able to combine the most opposite forces in extreme music within the same track, without ever losing out of sight the power and spontaneity of the compositions. Atmospheric elements like clean guitars, female vocals, a cello and Tibetan bells sparely make their appearance on this album, with such a subtility that they usually remain undiscovered by those unitiated.
It was written in the stars that this unique band would deliver with 'Transcendence-' their swansong and ultimate testament of their unparalled art, inspiring many a talented extreme doom band, and providing them with a particular vision. However, those who understood the force that drives diSEMBOWELMENT, shall hardly mourn about this. Let this album always remain a moment in time, like the blowing of the wind, the silent murmuring of the see or the song of a passing bird. For we will not pass this way again...
1. The Tree of Life and Death
2. Your Prophetic Throne of Ivory
4. Nightside of Eden
5. A Burial at Ornans
6. The Spirits of the Tall Hills
7. Cerulean Transience of All my Imagined Shores
Duration : Approx. 60 minutes
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