Dimholt are a band from Bulgaria that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays a very aggressive and atmospheric black metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "Episteme".
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album before going into a heavier musical direction. During t he faster sections of the songs a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and the vocals are done in a very deep yet grim black metal style.
A decent amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with some of the tracks also being very long and epic in length.
All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them as well as the music also having its atmospheric and progressive moments at times. Most of the music also brings in more of a modern style of black metal along with some dissonant structures also being utilized in some parts of the recording and a couple of tracks also introduces classical guitars into the music and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover darkness, life and death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dimholt and if you are a fan of aggressive and atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into Darker Serenity" "Nether" "The Hollow Men" and "Aletheia". 8 out of 10.