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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Seattle death doom band Dilapidation released its debut album at the end of 2016. They have demos, which are available at Bandcamp for free/name-your-price, that go back a few years, starting in 2013. However, the situation has changed because they have maximized their heaviness into something bigger now in the form of Transcending the Void, the name of the new album. The band is total death doom that the diehards will appreciate.
In the past this publication has observed: "One of the most outstanding traits of Seattle’s Dilapidation’s condemned death & doom craft is honesty in recording. The complete discography is available for listening and it’s free/name-your-price at Bandcamp. The recordings are meant to sound like a real band and they are not afraid to allow the listener to hear the music as it really sounds. The drums sound real, and the overall music is raw, harsh and alive with energy. Of course, it’s necessary to warn that some people might not understand Dilapidation because of modern metal’s computerized music’s clinical perfection achieved through studio magic. For Dilapidation, the magic is the music, not the buttons that you can push on a screen to clean up the recording. It’s pretty fair to say that Dilapidation believes in the values of classic death metal and extreme metal in general, the kind of music that sounds sick and dirty. For the 2015 recording on Bandcamp it says: “Recorded live on the 28th of April, 2015.” That right there sums up the idea: this death doom is meant to sound real and heavy, not fancy and polished."
All of this true still, but the album brings the band's game to a new level. They have been threatening to deliver something like this for years, as their demos have shown. That promise is now fulfilled. It is called Transcending the Void.
Get your hands dirty by listening to the complete new recording at the link below.