Desiderium are a 1 man band from North Carolina that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style on this recording I would describe as being atmospheric black metal mixed with post rock and this is a review of their 2013 album "Sunless Meridian" which will be released Domestic Genocide.
Drum programming ranges from slow, mid paced to fast beats, while the synths bring a very dark, atmospheric, ambient and post rock sound to the album as well as some avant garde sound effects being used on the last song, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine primitive and melodic black metal with post rock to create a sound of their own along with a good amount of soft and clean playing being thrown into the riffing which adds in the prog elements, while the lead guitars are very atmospheric and melodic sounding post black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they use finger picking and full chords to enhance the post rock elements of the album.
Vocals range from high pitched black metal screams to clean singing as well as some whispers and deep death metal growls being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover darkness and metaphysical themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this another great sounding album from Desiderium and if you are a fan of atmospheric post black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Thousand Year Winter" "Trance" and "The First Dawn". RECOMMENDED BUY.