Friday, March 5, 2010

diSEMBOWELMENT - Transcendence Into The Peripheral

diSEMBOWELMENT was an Australian death/doom metal band from Melbourne that was formed in 1989 after the two piece grind band Bacteria featuring drummer Paul Mazziotta and guitarist/vocalist Renato Gallina changed its name and musical style. With Dean Ruprich from Necrotomy providing bass, the band released its first demo, “Mourning September” in 1990.

The band played very slowly (and occasionally with great speed), and relied equally on the atmospheric effects of droning guitars and constant riffing.

Disembowelment is the band which many other doom metal groups honour as the forefathers of death/doom metal, along with the band Winter. Purveyors of doom metal know the band for their atmospheric chanting, slow riffs, and spiritual dark elements present in their symphonic, yet well executed playing style. A track recorded for a compilation album (that featured Tim Aldridge of Abramelin on bass) won the band a deal with Relapse Records and recorded a second demo entitled “Deep Sensory Perception into Aural Fate” with new second guitarist Jason Kells. With an extra track and bass parts from new member Matthew Skarajew, the demo was released as the EP “Dusk” in 1992.

The 1993 album Transcendence Into The Peripheral exposed heavy metal fans to a slowly executed drumming style, accompanied by death metal style vocals, chants and shrieks. Slow guitar riffs and drum executions filled the album. The ability of the band to play slowly most of the time but then at some points execute very fast metal increased their success.

Disembowelment split up after the album’s release. Gallina and Skarajew went on to form Trial Of The Bow. The band’s entire recorded catalogue was re-released as a double CD by Relapse containing “Transcendence into the Peripheral”, “dUSK”, “Mourning September” demo and a compilation track.

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Friday afternoon, the weekend is near - turn your stereo up and enjoy a heavy load of doom. Correctly to speak of death-doom - doom metal mixed with influences of death metal, especially the drums and the screams on this one. Slow riffs, fucking depressing atmosphere and a lot of rage. Enjoy!

01. The Tree of Life and Death
02. Your Prophetic Throne of Ivory
03. Excoriate
04. Nightside of Eden
05. A Burial at Ornans
06. The Spirts of the tall Hills
07. Cerulean Transience of all my imagined Shores


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