Dystopia Na! are a band from Norway that plays a mixture of depressive rock and black metal along with some avant garde and doom metal elements and this is a review of their 2015 album "Dweller On the Threshold" which was released by Avantgarde Music.
Avant garde sounds and heavy guitars start of the album along with some melodic guitar riffing and a few seconds later high pitched black metal screams start becoming a huge part of the recording and the band also uses a good amount of clean playing and depressive whispers in some parts of the songs.
Melodic guitar leads a re used quite a bit throughout the recording and some of the riffs bring in a modern style of metal at times while some sections also mix in a small amount of spoken word parts along with the screams getting more depressive while also bringing in angry shouts and the keyboards also give the music more of an avant garde feeling.
When the music speeds up it brings in more of a raw style of black metal and also uses a great amount of blast beats and a good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there are also some songs that bring in elements of ambient and as the album progresses acoustic guitars and clean singing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and there are some songs that also bring in elements of post rock along with some of the slower riffs being heavily influenced by doom metal.
Dystopia Na! plays a very diverse from of black metal that can be very depressive and suicidal on some songs while other songs go back to the 90's avant garde Norwegian black metal sound, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover depression, drugs, dystopia and modern society themes.
In my opinion Dystopia are a very great sounding mixture of depressive rock, avant garde and black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Doppelganger" "Through Mirrors, Darkly" "Cold Is the Colour" and "Final Encounter". 8 out of 10.