Saturday, January 13, 2018

out now: Dominant (Norway)

The death metal band Dominant from Norway began the year with its debut recording. The Summoning is a 20-minute, four-song EP. Listen to the entire work at the first link below. The band sports a modern, clean sound in order to deliver its music. The vocals are pretty low and guttural, but you may be able to make out some of the words, while the guitars have a thick sound, a prototype for modern death metal guitar sound. The overall rhythm is headbanging death metal, with some blast beats and a pretty brutal feel, with some fast soloing, and a bit of melody found therein.
Dominant (Norway)
The Summoning
Lacerated Enemy Records
1 January 2018
Lacerated Enemy Records has followed up its stellar Infestum release with Dominant's jaw-dropping debut, which is everything you'd want in a contemporary death metal album. Featuring members of Hideous Deformity, Necrotic Disgorgement, Conjuration and Dauden, 'The Summoning' is technical as well as brutal and carries the riffing tradition of the death metal greats. The music is fast and lethal and has enough variations to keep you rivetted throughout. This is one of the most remarkable debuts you'll hear, as everything right from the sound to the aesthetics is perfect. The label definitely has a winner in Norway's Dominant.

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