En­snared

DYSAN­GELIUM

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Fresh Meat - Swe­den’s at­mo­spheric mer­chants of death re­fine their fury LIAM YATES

The Swedish death me­tal out­fit’s de­but full-length em­ploys more black me­tal at­mo­spher­ics and a ma­tu­rity of com­po­si­tion and vi­sion that was hinted at on 2013’s EP, Rav­en­ous Damna­tion’s Dawn. It’s clear that hours of toil has honed their abil­i­ties, al­low­ing for a more ex­pan­sive sound that has led to a work of com­plex ar­range­ments and mys­te­ri­ous in­stru­men­tal in­ter­ludes. Tracks flow to­gether al­most as one lengthy pageant, with wiry lead guitar flourishes and barked vo­cal com­mands in­ton­ing amidst the rip­pling cur­rents and murky por­tals of black­ened DM re­fine­ment. En­snared show­case a son­i­cally pre­cise and flow­ing sound thanks to some tar-black­ened, tremolo­driven pas­sages and a some vari­a­tion in dy­nam­ics thanks to a more crisp pro­duc­tion, which fine­tunes the band’s pre­vi­ously blud­geon­ing at­tack to sound­scapes of a more darkly bur­nished and sub­tle hos­til­ity. Dysan­gelium is a strong de­but that should pro­pel the fourpiece to higher realms of no­to­ri­ety.

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