After some demos and EPs the Dutch group Dimæon presents their debut album. It contains nasty growls and other typical ingredients of Deathmetal, but also enough progressive parts, among them very beguiling acoustic, as well as doom and stoner borrowings, so that the progfan, who likes Opeth or Haken, should try it with the music of this five around shouter Ferdinand Wanders. Dimæon's powerful music confronts brutal parts with high melodies, confronts staccato riffs with progressive rhythms and gripping string solos, and gives fat walls of distorted guitars the accompaniment of acoustic fighting and elegiac Mellotron sounds. Drummer Danny Boonstra could also exist in any progrock band, his drum is so varied and virtuoso. Wanders on the other hand, especially when he sings clean, has to add a shovel. But this is one of only a few points of criticism that can be made against this debut. Another would be that the band doesn't make it easy for the listener with too many ideas.
Top track: Cascade