Sunday, April 8, 2012

Dispatched/Promised Land/1998 EP Review

Dispatched where a band from Sweden that has had a few of their releases reviewed in this zine and on this recording they evolved into a more melodic black/death/ atmospheric doom metal band on this review and this is a review of their self released 1998 ep "Promised Land".

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast melodic black/death metal guitar riffs that utilize some influences from gothic and doom metal, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking to bring a dark gothic rock feeling to the music.

Vocasl are all high pitched screams that combine black metal with melodic death metal, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, heavy and dark sound to it.

In my opinion this was the best recording that Dispatched put out and if you are a fan of atmospheric melodic black/death/doom metal you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Griffin Banner" and "The Revealing". RECOMMENDED BUY.