The Somberlain - DISSECTION
The Somberlain is Dissections first full-length album, and definitely their best release to date. The production fits the music extremely well, with the mix not sounding too clean, but showcasing a somewhat rawer and colder sound. The music is also very different from their older material (Reinkaos, Maha Kali, etc.), being more atmospheric and passionate, whereas their songs are more straightforward heavy metal/melodic death in their later work. The Somberlain is also Dissections last full-on black metal release, as Storm Of The Lights Bane introduced the bands further exploration into melodic death metal territory.
Generally speaking, this is a solid melodic black metal
DISSECTION The Somberlain
If you are a Black Metal fan, then you are aware that Jon Nödtveidt, Dissection composed titanic riffs of immaculate perfection. From the very beginning of the album until the end, it was an endless journey of black metal's supremacy. But don't get too excited with the black metal trademark on this album since this album is leaning more towards the "melodic" death metal realm rather than typical low key straight forward black metal that we have been taught on. Skillful musicianship with intricate sense of melodies, screeching deathly vocals and massive production (at least during the time when this album was recorded). This is definitely a must album for any black metal fan who wish to cover all the fundamentasl before marching on with the genre which has so many more to offer.