Disharmonic are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays a ritualistic and occult mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Camini Mortis" which will be re-issued on May 27th, 2016 as a joint effort between Beyond Productions and Black Tears and also contains their 2014 ep "Il Rituale dei Non Morti" which has already been reviewed by this zine so I will focus more on the first disc.
Dark and ritualistic sounding synths start off the album along with some spoken word parts a few seconds later and you can also hear tribal beats in the background and they start mixing these elements in with grim black metal screams and melodic yet depressive doom metal rififng on the second track.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the music also brings in the atmosphere of a horror movie at times and the solos and leads also stick to a very dark and melodic direction while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up it brings in tremolo picking and blast beats which also adds more of a raw black metal touch to the music.
Clean singing can also be heard at times and as the album progresses the songs start incorporating more avant garde elements and there is also a brief use of classical guitars and the vocals also start incorporating more growls on the later tracks and there is also a concept with some of the songs that are divided into 3 parts.
Disharmonic creates an album that takes occult black metal and mixes it in with doom and ritualistic music to create something very original, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics are written in Latin and cover Occultism, Witches, Evil, Spirits and Hell themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Disharmonic and if you are a fan of doom, occult black metal and ritualistic music, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Livor Mortis" "La Litania Del Chiedo" "Sotto il flusso di una luna malvagia' and "E' giunta la fine". 8 out of 10.