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Monday, March 19, 2012

Dammerung/Dark Poetry/Metal Scrap Records/2011 CD Review


  Dammerung are a band from Ukraine that plays a very heavy and mid paced form of black metal mixed in with a lot of melodic riffing and this is a review of their 2011 album "Dark Poetry" which was released by Metal Scrap Records.

Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with only a small amount of fast playing and blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffs that are coming out of the guitars, as for the synths they are only used briefly and are used mostly as a sound effect instead of a lead instrument, in addition there is a brief use of folk instruemnts being used on the last song.

Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced black metal riffs that have a melodic edge to them that seem to have traditional metal influences mixed in with some clean and soft playing in addition there is only a small amount of fast riffing while the lead guitars are mostly melodic sounding guitar solos and leads, as for the classical guitars which are only utilized briefly they use finger picking to enhance the darkness of the music.

Vocals are mostly grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams mixed in with a brief use of whispers and deep death metal growls as well as a brief use of clean singing female vocals being used on one song, while the lyrics cover honor, way and mysticism, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound to it.

In my opinion Dammerung are a very great sounding mid paced black metal band with a melodic edge and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Geometry Of Shadows" "Black Arrows of hatred" "Ancient Mother" and "From Earth To Heavens". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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