Forgot all about this one til recently getting reacquainted with it. Classic!!! Totally still rides above most BM nowadays, far as I'm concerned, and should be mandatory listening for every black/death fan. Originally released in 1993...
"The Somberlain is the debut album from the highly influential blackened death metal band, Dissection. In the midst of all the second wave of black metal bands and melodic death metal bands, these guys stepped out and created what no other band had done at that time; bridging the gap between black metal and death metal and throwing in some melody. This was the key that brought these Swedish pioneers to the forefront of the underground metal scene.
The complexity of the music, the distinguishable melodies, and the haunting vocals of Jon Nödtveidt on The Somberlain are what set this band apart from every other blackened death metal band. Even in today's metal scene, with the countless amounts of bands doing the same style.
Another element with this album is the atmospheric presence. To me this means that when listening to the songs on the album you are just entranced and don't want to do anything other than sit back and enjoy what is coming out of your speakers. It just leaves you in a state of euphoria and makes you dumbfounded as to how a group of guys could produce such a masterful album that not even the likes of god could duplicate.
So if you are looking for an album that has a mixture of acoustic passages, black metal, death metal, melody and a haunting atmosphere then I highly suggest this album." ~ Metalstorm.net
01 - Black Horizons 02 - The Somberlain 03 - Crimson Towers 04 - A Land Forlorn 05 - Heaven's Damnation 06 - Frozen 07 - Into Infinite Obscurity 08 - In The Cold Winds Of Nowhere 09 - The Grief Prophecy - Shadows Over A Lost Kingdom 10 - Mistress Of The Bleeding Sorrow 11 - Feathers Fell
Bonus Tracks :
12 - Frozen (Unreleased Live Recording '95) (Bonus) 13 - The Somberlain (Unreleased Live Recording '95) (Bonus) 14 - Shadows Over A Lost Kingdom (7' EP 1991 Remastered Original Mix) (Bonus) 15 - Son Of The Mourning (7'' EP 1991 Remastered Original Mix) (Bonus) 16 - Into Infinite Obscurity (7'' EP 1991 Remastered Original Mix) (Bonus) 17 - Frozen (Demo '92 Remastered Original Mix) (Bonus) 18 - In The Cold Winds Of Nowhere (Demo '92 Remastered Original Mix) (Bonus) 19 - Feathers Fell (Demo '92 Remastered Original Mix) (Bonus) 20 - Mistress Of The Bleeding Sorrow (Demo '92 Remastered Original Mix) (Bonus) 21 - The Call Of The Mist (Demo '90 Remastered Original Mix) (Bonus) 22 - Severed Into Shreds (Remastered Rehearsal 1990) (Bonus) 23 - Satanized (Remastered Rehearsal 1991) (Bonus)
I originally started this blog with the intent to create an archive of New Orleans/Louisiana based bands demo's, EP's, full lengths and live recordings. My primary focus was to feature a little bit of everything going on in this great city. There are many bands past and present that have never gotten the recognition that they (in my opinion) truly deserved.
So I figured why not start converting all these demo tapes and etc. and share them with the world? But as I kicked the idea around on a few message boards and with friends, I decided to not just limit the page to Louisiana.
So here you will find artists from all across the globe, some may be well known, others may not. Here at Nola 504 and More, the Krewe and myself all have very unique musical tastes, which I think helps our page really stand out.
Yes, we may feature a lot of metal, but we also have punk, country, jazz, rockabilly, etc. Musical "gumbo" so to speak; meaning a little bit of everything. So, if you are/were in a band from Louisiana, or anywhere else in the world, and care to share it with the rest of the world, drop one of us an email. We'd love to check it out!