Dysylumn are a band from France that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a progressive form of black metal with some elements of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Occultation" which will be released in May by Signal Rex.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album which also adds in a small amount of synths and tribal beats before going into a heavier direction. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dissonant yet melodic style and blast beats can also be heard during the faster sections of the songs.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the music more of a raw feeling while all of the music instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are done in mostly a deep blackened metal style along with some touches of death metal and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs as well as some of the solos and leads also adding in touches of post black metal and at times the music also gets very progressive sounding.
Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly as well as a later track also adding in a brief use of classical guitars and the album closes with a couple of instrumentals. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of French and English and cover psychology, space and hallucination themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dysylumn and if you are a fan of progressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Occultation" "Psychose" and "Decorporation". 8 out of 10.