Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane



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Release date: November 1995
Style: Melodic death metal, Melodic black metal

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Disc I
01. At The Fathomless Depths
02. Night's Blood
03. Unhallowed
04. Where Dead Angels Lie
05. The Feathers Fell [Japanese bonus]
06. Retribution - Storm Of The Light's Bane
07. Thorns Of Crimson Death
08. Soulreaper
09. No Dreams Breed In Breathless Sleep

Disc II [2006 Re-release bonus]
01. At The Fathomless Depths [Alternate version]
02. Night's Blood [Alternate version]
03. Unhallowed [Alternate version]
04. Where Dead Angels Lie [Alternate version]
05. Retribution - Storm Of The Light's Bane [Alternate version]
06. Feathers Fell [Alternate version]
07. Thorns Of Crimson Death [Alternate version]
08. Soulreaper [Alternate version]
09. No Dreams Breed In Breathless Sleep [Alternate version]
10. Night's Blood
11. Retribution - Storm Of The Light's Bane
12. Elisabeth Bathory [Tormentor cover]
13. Where Dead Angels Lie [demo]
14. Antichrist [Slayer cover]
15. Son Of The Mourning

Top 20 albums of 1995: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 29

Line-up
Jon Andreas Nödtveidt - vocals, guitars
Johan Norman - guitars
Ole Christian Öhman - drums
Peter Palmdahl - bass

Session musicians
Alexandra Balogh - piano

Guest musicians
Tony Särkkä - vocals
Erik Hagstedt - vocals

Additional info
Produced by Dissection.
Composed and arranged during hours of darkness in 1993-95.
Recorded between the 17th and 30th of March 1995 at Hellspawn/Unisound Studios, Sweden.
Recording engineer: Dan Swanö.
Remastered from the original master tapes by Håkan Åkesson at Cutting Room.
Cover art by Necrolord.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten
Rating:
9.5
Dissection is a cult name in the world of extreme metal. In a time when Euronymous and the Inner Circle had declared war to false black and death metal, "The Somberlain" and the first demos of the band exploded like dynamites in the underground scene combining the groove and aggression of death metal with the essence and grim feeling of black metal. Jon Nodtveidt and his nocturnal companions had achieved something extremely difficult for the current time, they had become acceptable by both the death and black metal audience shaking the underground scene.

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13.08.2014 - 19:49
Lit.
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Written by Guest on 13.08.2014 at 19:17

Well it's, like, discussion you know? I think it's an interesting point that one of the most revered black metal albums in history is actually more of a melodeath one.

Well, they've always sounded black to me, both Somberlain and this one. Not that I'm very good with genres, though. Black metal-esque image, atmosphere; I think the fact that they came from Sweden is one of the main things that separates them from the Scandinavian black wave of that time.
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13.08.2014 - 19:52
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 13.08.2014 at 19:49

Well, they've always sounded black to me, both Somberlain and this one. Not that I'm very good with genres, though. Black metal-esque image, atmosphere; I think the fact that they came from Sweden is one of the main things that separates them from the Scandinavian black wave of that time.

I agree, black image, vocals, production, lyrics (I imagine) but musically I get a distinct melodeath thing here. Even more so with their last album.
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22.08.2014 - 18:25
Rating: 8
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 12.08.2014 at 20:05

After listening to this album so many times in so many years...I still think this album is damn overrated !

( Sorry, I was talking about Somberlain, posted wrongly )
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05.09.2014 - 23:54
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by deadone on 14.08.2014 at 03:15

I can see it's not true Black Metal. But it certainly has a more Black "vibe". I think Melodic BM is far more appropriate than Melodic DM.

I actually agree with you entirely here. I'd call this album MBM, but never a pure MDM album. There are definitely elements of melodic death in here, however the drumming style, the chord structures and chord progression as well as the production, theme, and vocals are all predominantly "black metal". I used to know how to play the entire album on guitar, and it was very very similar to playing something along the lines of Emperor or Rotting Christ (earlier), just more melodic and accessible sounding.
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08.09.2014 - 04:00
Lord_Regnier
Written by Alex F on 05.09.2014 at 23:54

Written by deadone on 14.08.2014 at 03:15

I can see it's not true Black Metal. But it certainly has a more Black "vibe". I think Melodic BM is far more appropriate than Melodic DM.

I actually agree with you entirely here. I'd call this album MBM, but never a pure MDM album. There are definitely elements of melodic death in here, however the drumming style, the chord structures and chord progression as well as the production, theme, and vocals are all predominantly "black metal". I used to know how to play the entire album on guitar, and it was very very similar to playing something along the lines of Emperor or Rotting Christ (earlier), just more melodic and accessible sounding.


"The Somberlain" and "Storm Of The Light's Bane" are MBM. "Reinkaos" is MDM (and the album sucks).
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"Why would we fear death, when life is so much more frightening?"
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08.09.2014 - 04:13
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
One of the more pointless genre debates - is Dissection melodic black metal or melodic death metal? There's no one or the other with the first two albums, as both have elements of black and death metal.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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08.09.2014 - 09:19
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 08.09.2014 at 04:13

One of the more pointless genre debates - is Dissection melodic black metal or melodic death metal? There's no one or the other with the first two albums, as both have elements of black and death metal.


Agreed, that's the very reason why I love the first two albums that much. The balance is almost perfect and the band plays on the strength of both genres.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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20.11.2014 - 06:41
Rating: 10
Frank Comstock
Love this album to death.
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"You travel within the glory of my memories, insect. I can feel your fear as you tread the endless expanse of my mind. Make yourself comfortable... before long I will decorate my home with your carcass."
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30.08.2015 - 17:07
Rating: 10
HellriderRising
Masterpiece! Perhaps the best black metal album of all time.
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05.09.2015 - 18:12
Rating: 10
TrueMetalJope
Great album, IMO way better than rest of their albums.
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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