Friday, November 17, 2017

Disembowelment - Transcendence into the Peripheral (1993)

   If there is a list about the best extreme metal productions of all time, Disembowelment's one and only full-lenght album should be in the top 10.
   Not because "Transcendence into the Peripheral" showed anything revolutionary new or created a new genre, it just couldn't be compared to anything else that time. The band went through the ordinary possibilities of death/doom, and they were looking for another alternative way in the same time. The main impression is closer to the classic way of approach, how Winter operated with extented song lenght, funeral doom speed, and noisy sound, but the melancholic melodies, and experimenting ambitions, which are referring to Paradise Lost, are not missing either. In this case even the simple melodies are heavily demoralizing, and having only ampliative role in the main atmosphere, which is so dark, cold and sick as it's possible. Even though the death/doom features are the most determinative, the album sounds like black metal sometimes, and occasionally it's like grindcore. In general it could be very heavy and intense the same time, or just one of those, and changing unexpectedly, like how an unstable, depressive mind functions and struggles with it's self-developed issues. From one exaggerated point to another. It's not simple to cath the main feeling, cause it's not an easy record at all. Albums which are so effective, well-composed and diverse the same time and able to connect order with disharmony, paradox with consistence, are rare to find. An everlasting classic of musickness!

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