DREAMLONGDEAD “MadnessDeadGrave – Invocations Three To The ONES That Lurk At The Threshold”

Release Date: October, 2012

Label: Self Released

How often do you have the chance to be present when something exquisite is born? It was exactly one year ago when I caught Athenians DREAMLONGDEAD (a power trio then) at their first ever live performance. Never before had I witnessed a band producing a feeling equally similar to the old times when HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST were generating eerie tunes that gave birth to whole metal subgenres.

One year later, a quintet by now, with double vocal attacks that fit perfectly to their songs, DREAMLONGDEAD unleash their first recording, and I’ll be damned if someone has recently listened to more powerful doom/death metal than this; and I’m fully aware of ANHEDONIST’s also amazing record. But here… here in “MadnessDeadGrave” lives the spirit of fear of the unknown even during the calmer parts of the three invocations. The spirit of ancient ANATHEMA, WINTER and DISEMBOWELMENT crawling almost entirely in ultra-low tempo; however the one part where the pace picks up somewhere in the ending of “The Dead Dream Under Our Skin” is probably the best party in any death metal song of the year 2012.

Make the right choice and support bands like this. This music is about feeling the cold death breath on your neck. No extravagant techniques, no sweet melodies. Just three tracks that run at about 38 minutes. This music is simple like your head getting crushed by a giant rock. Support or be devoured by the voracious bat-octopus!

“The Madness From Above” ~~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqDlML95dfs

“The Dead Dream Under Our Skin” ~~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvxoVO0Hoos

“The Comfort Of A Cold Grave” ~~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNxR8acQLYw

~ by antifleshnimbus on November 14, 2012.

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