April 1, 2009

Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane

Band/artist - Dissection
Genre(s) - Melodic black metal
Origin - Sweden
Album - Storm of the Light's Bane
Year of release - 1995

Groundbreaking piece of melodic black metal. The secret of this band and the key to their succes was that they achieved previously unheard of levels of accessibility while still retaining an icy, Northern sound, that was sorely missing after their "rebirth". What also helps is an keen sense of dynamics and flow in the individual songs. Where Dead Angels Lie is graceful as a waltz but broods with menace, and Retribution is a hateful tirade against the sun. I would have uploaded the Live Legacy album which consists of most of the songs and has a clearer sound, but it doesn't contain Soulreaper which is another jewel that can't be missed. Jon Nödtveidt has done a few naughty things but we may thank him for his music.
  1. At the fathomless depths
  2. Night's blood
  3. Unhallowed
  4. Where dead angels lie
  5. Retribution - storm of the light's bane
  6. Thorns of crimson death
  7. Soulreaper
  8. No dreams breed in breathless sleep
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  1. This album and the Somberlain are classics.

    If you haven't heard Slaughtersun by Dawn, check it out. Similar, but not as good as Dissection.

  2. this is one of those albums that got me into the whole genre, still as powerful as ever, I know it by heart, all the lyrics every fucking riff and solo...CLASSIC!!!!