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Dusk : Dusk

This very hard to find mCD from the US based doom-metal band Dusk is one of the older releases in de doom/death genre. Dusk seems to be an American/Dutch project. On the front cover we see a dark black/white picture of a small (church?) ruin with a few dead trees around it. On the back there is a picture of huge piles of skulls and bones inside a church, with crucifixes between them. The desolate atmosphere is precisely what matches the music on the album.

Dark, aggressive, doom/death-metal, with a lot of heavier death-metal parts, including double-bassdrum blastbeat parts. Pain, destruction, betrayal, uncertain destiny, the lyrics make our minds contemplate the darker parts of life. The music itself is as heavy and dark as can be expected. Unclear, heavy, downtuned guitar riffing; deep and sickening grunting vocals; synths help create the atmosphere with thin layers of strings.

Production of this album is a bit of a minus, although one can say that it adds to the overall atmosphere of the mCD. After this mCD, Dusk released another one, called '...Majestic Thou in Ruin', after which the band apparently has come to an end. A real shame indeed.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Envision the Terror
2. Element of Symmetry
3. Begotten Interlude
4. Dreamscape
5. Consigned to Oblivion
6. Mourning Shadow

Duration : Approx. 30 minutes

Visit the Dusk bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Arnstein H. Pettersen
Hate Your Guts Records
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