maanantai 14. kesäkuuta 2010
Dalmerot's Kingdom - Promo 1997
Dalmerot's Kingdom - Promo/Advance Tape 1997
1) The Fall Of The White Light
2) Invoke Thy Enchanted Dreams
3) Satisfaction In Belagror's Ancient Form
Symphonic/melodic black metal from Israel, this advance tape from 1997 contains three songs which were supposed to be rough advance versions of tracks from the band's first promo "Tower Of The Black Rose" but they never completed and released that tape (as far as I know) choosing instead to record their debut album. These advance tracks were copied to people on normal tapes, so no covers available. This is an early generation dub so the sound is good.
I haven't been really listening to the more symphonic black metal bands for some time so I'm not feeling very well qualified to make comparisons. The first two songs are quite long at 8 and 7 minutes and both have many parts of varying tempos etc. while the third song is a little shorter at 5 minutes and mostly slower with many sorts of vocals employed, with shall we say varying degrees of success. Overall, this has more of that elusive Mediterranean quality than some other symphonic efforts made around the same time, maybe due the more restricted use of synth. Not bad really, give it a shot if this sort of material at all interests you. I'm still kind of tired after Hammer Open Air so you're not going to get much more out of me.