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DISSIMULATION
DISSIMULATION
Maras
(Ledo Takas Records)
39:58min

Well, I've never heard a band from Lithuania before, but DISSIMULATION's debut CD "Maras" (= "plague") proves, that good and orginal Black Metal can emerge from such a small country as well. DISSIMULATION sing in their mother-tongue, which definitely adds an exotic note to their stuff. Musically they do not try to orientate like many others on the northern Black Metal ancestors like DARKTHRONE, MAYHEM, but mix Thrash and Heavy Metal riffs with traditional Black Metal aggression and drive. The sound is raw yet transparent and powerful enough to give each instrument the acoustic space it needs. The vocals are hateful and skillfully vary between screams, short clean and growled parts. The booklet offers English translations of the lyrics, so everyone can enjoy DISSIMULATION's lyrical art as well, it is definitely worth reading. What I do not understand on this album, is why the track 'Genocidas' features a sampled Hitler speech, although the band makes clear in the info sheet, that they aren't Nazis or Fascists. I do not get the sense of this sample, stupid idea! Anyway, listen to this CD, if you like individual Black Metal that does not interpret "being original" with the massive use of keyboards, female vocals or even electronic shit, but concentrates on the essence of Metal - guitars, bass and drums. Enough said. The label's website: www.ledotakas.com The band's email address: pusla666@centras.lt

Stefan Franke

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