Country : Norway Label : Peaceville Records Genres and styles : Black Metal / Doom Metal / Metal Year : 2023

PAN M 360 / TOP 100 : Dodheimsgard – Black Medium Current 

· by Laurent Bellemare

Vingt de nos contributeurs et contributrices ont eu la tâche de choisir et de présenter succinctement 5 enregistrements, parmi leurs préférés de 2023. Les voici. Cette sélection de 100 albums est unique, voire très différente de tout ce que vous pouvez trouver sur le web ou dans les médias traditionnels. Durant tout le temps des Fêtes, découvrez notre sélection!

After a completely mad and twisted A Umbra Omega, Dødheimsgard emerges from the shadows with an album of unprecedented melancholy. The black sheep of Norwegian black metal has now released four albums exactly eight years apart, in an almost prophetic calendar sequence! While we might have expected an onslaught of dissonant riffs and dizzying blast beats, from the very first notes we’re treated instead to melodic passages much more traditional for the genre. Later on, however, the album indulges in a highly uninhibited stylistic exercise, shifting from 1980s funk to doom metal. Synthesizers are used in profusion, as is lead singer, Vicotnik’s, clear voice. The latter has never sung so much in a Dødheimsgard album, taking over from Aldrahn who had accustomed us to uncontrollable madness on the previous opus. One thing is certain, the compositions are sculpted down to the smallest detail, and the experimentation is evident in the creative mixing and layering of sound. Less extreme than in the past, Dødheimsgard nevertheless continues to thwart expectations and expand the scope of its unique vision.

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