Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Artist: DIRGE (@)
Title: Wings Of Lead Over Dormant Seas
Format: 2 x CD (double CD)
Label: Equilibre Records (@)
Distributor: Masterpiece Distribution
Rated: *****

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After several line-up changes, sound adjustments and a new signing for Equilibre Music (they reissued the band's third album "And shall the sky descend") Dirge are bringing to the audience their first proper album for the label, a double album titled WINGS OF LEAD OVER DORMANT SEAS. The promo packet I received is missing the second CD which contains the one hour long title track, so I'll focus my review on the first one, which contains five tracks. I'm kinda new to Dirge but on their particular mix of drone guitars, post HC and doom metal I felt like home since I'm an early fan of Godflesh, Scorn and Slint. Dirge are really good at dilating atmospheres/sounds and they have no problem at merging guitar drones with noise intuitions and post hc singing. You know, on tracks like the opening one "Meridians" it could be really easy to understand if a band is faking a genre or they are really into that kind of sound/emotions, because it is really easy to get bored with a 20 minutes track if you have a mishmash of genres and a band with no arguments. Dirge span from instrumental moments with thick ambient sounds to loud noise industrial ones with tribal atmospheres with ease and I enjoyed them.


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