Dismalimerence are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a very atmospheric and progressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Tome: 1" which will be released in June by Transcending Records.
Clean playing starts off the album while synths can also be heard in certain sections of the recording. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
At times the music also gets very atmospheric and progressive sounding along with the tiffs also adding in a great amount of melody. Elements of post rock are also added into some parts of the album as well as one track also introducing acoustic guitars onto the recording and clean playing also makes a return on some of the later songs. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Dismalimerence are a very great sounding progressive and atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of t his musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Crimson Glow" "Orchid's Reverie" and "Destined For Solitude". 8 out of 10.