Boasting a 2 and ½ year writing process and mixing/mastering credits by Raphael Bovey (Wilhelmina, Schammasch, Zatokrev), ‘Lost Empyrean’ serves as a soundtrack to the dual relationship between the primordial quintessence colliding with the earthly body and the illusory nature of providence upon the somber, meager trappings of existence. With a molten foundation likening early Baroness, Pelican and Isis and the atmospheric permutations of the later, Neurosis and modern Killing Joke, DIRGE forge a sonic landscape that both swells and breathes with lush and delicate passages while brutally pummeling with emotive, heavy riffs.
‘Lost Empyrean’ is as dynamic and multi-faceted as it is crushing and furious. Like the crashing of waves, sludgy, doom-laden riffs ebb and flow into calm ambience and sonorous post-metal atmosphere. Dour roars relax into despondent clean vocals and spoken word. With their latest masterpiece, DIRGE weave a tapestry of fluid contradictions. Melodic and dissonant, hopeful and desperate, tranquil and tempestuous, ‘Lost Empyrean’ is not simply a record to be heard, but to be surrendered to.
The new album ‘Lost Empyrean’ is released 14th December 2018 via Debemur Morti Productions.
1. Wingless Multitudes
2. Hosea 8:7
3. Algid Troy
4. The Burden Of Almost
5. Lost Empyrean
6. A Sea Of Light
CREDITS: Recorded at D. Prod. Mixed and mastered by Raphaël Bovey at MyRoom Studio. Music by DIRGE. Lyrics by Stéphane L. Cover art by Axël Kriloff.
Marc T. – Guitars, Vocals, Programming
Stéphane L. – Guitars, Vocals, Programming
Alain B. – Drums
Luz – Bass
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