Dissona - Dissona



8.3 | 89 votes |
Release date: 14 January 2012
Style: Progressive metal, Avantgarde metal

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01. Inverted Swarm
02. Fiction
03. Nest
04. Interlude I
05. Immersion
06. Avella
07. Eccentress
08. Fawn
09. Chrysalis
10. Interlude II
11. Lapse Into Hysteria
12. Illumination
13. Garden Of Rust

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
8.6
A good progressive metal album is like a maze. Full of twists and turns that keep you guessing and doubling back on yourself. Having you, the ideally puzzled listener, scratching your head as you struggle to come to grips with that strange sense that you know where you're going until you round a bend and WHACK! You're confronted with something entirely unexpected as things undergo an abrupt change and for a split second you've got no idea what's going on until the sudden morph in sound picks you up and carries you further along. What am I babbling about? Well I'm just describing where I was at when coming to terms with Dissona's latest, and to date only, album, the self titled Dissona.

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published 10.03.2012 | Comments (40)

If you're too lazy to read the awesome review that's one click away from you (shame on you!), this is what Alice heard while she was falling down the rabbit hole. You'll spend your first spin wondering what the hell is going on, and then it will grab you and never let you go.

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Comments: 20   Visited by: 393 users
09.03.2012 - 01:24
Rating: 9
strade
Yay, finally! Incredible release right here.
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12.03.2012 - 14:18
Rating: 9
Milena
Learning To "X"
Mmmm, mmmm, mmm, yumm.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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12.03.2012 - 15:05
Fredd
Account deleted
This is very refreshing. And "Avella" is a beast.
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13.03.2012 - 11:58
Rating: 9
PocketMetal
My brain likes it even more than me .
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14.03.2012 - 02:09
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Only thing I have to say is: OOH HA! OOH OOH HA! WHAAAAAAAAAW
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14.03.2012 - 14:55
Rating: 9
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Unhealer on 14.03.2012 at 02:09

Only thing I have to say is: OOH HA! OOH OOH HA! WHAAAAAAAAAW

That part has a strong Pain Of Salvation sound to it. MOST glad you like it. Spreading it further...
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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14.03.2012 - 15:08
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Milena on 14.03.2012 at 14:55

That part has a strong Pain Of Salvation sound to it. MOST glad you like it. Spreading it further...


True. They totally deserve some promotion, I'm already collaborating with the cause in the Argentinian end of the world.
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14.04.2012 - 16:07
Rating: 7
Draugen
Progressive metal is a difficult genre for me since I usually don't have enough patience to give most of the stuff an honest chance. I am very picky but every once in a while I stumble across a band that manages to grab my attention from the very beginning.

Dissona certainly did this and also succeeded to keep my interest throughout the albums duration. I really like the constant shifts that goes in within the songs both instrumentally and vocally. The music is harsh, soft and sometimes just plain wacky. I never felt that it went over the top however which gave a sense of cohesiveness to the madness.
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18.04.2012 - 00:36
Rating: 9
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Draugen on 14.04.2012 at 16:07

I really like the constant shifts that goes in within the songs both instrumentally and vocally. The music is harsh, soft and sometimes just plain wacky. I never felt that it went over the top however which gave a sense of cohesiveness to the madness.

for you sir, and always nice to know people go out of their way to enjoy some prog.

If this album were a person, I'd do obscene things with it.

Obscene = eating obscene amounts of candy, watching the extended editions of LotR, making bad puns about various characters' sexual orientation and brofisting each other in mutual awesomeness.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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01.05.2012 - 12:36
Rating: 8
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Progressive Metal done right.
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10.05.2012 - 03:30
David Dubenic
Written by Unhealer on 14.03.2012 at 02:09

Only thing I have to say is: OOH HA! OOH OOH HA! WHAAAAAAAAAW



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21.09.2012 - 17:04
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
My impression after some 5 listens: first track is outstanding, the rest is a mishmash...
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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28.09.2012 - 15:11
Rating: 10
Monolithic
♠♠♠
EPIC!
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18.01.2013 - 03:59
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Ahhh, this shouldn't have been made visible until March. I hope stupid people don't downvote it
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22.04.2013 - 14:06
Rating: 10
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by K†ulu on 21.09.2012 at 17:04

My impression after some 5 listens: first track is outstanding, the rest is a mishmash...

I got that impression as well, however, it's not simply about repeated listens. Rather, you should take some time between each listen. I'm still having a difficult time rating each track, but a few of them are slowly becoming more intelligible. It's prog metal after all Before I became a prog metal addict, it took me years to even appreciate the genre...
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22.04.2013 - 19:45
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Written by LeKiwi on 22.04.2013 at 14:06

Written by K†ulu on 21.09.2012 at 17:04

My impression after some 5 listens: first track is outstanding, the rest is a mishmash...

I got that impression as well, however, it's not simply about repeated listens. Rather, you should take some time between each listen. I'm still having a difficult time rating each track, but a few of them are slowly becoming more intelligible. It's prog metal after all Before I became a prog metal addict, it took me years to even appreciate the genre...

Yes, I understand that it is important to take some time before listens, and that's how I usually get into albums, but this is one is something... will give it another listen soon.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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22.04.2013 - 22:23
Rating: 10
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by K†ulu on 22.04.2013 at 19:45

Yes, I understand that it is important to take some time before listens, and that's how I usually get into albums, but this is one is something... will give it another listen soon.

I hope I didn't come across as patronising, just trying to help. Nearly gave this album a 7 as I was quite frustrated with its inaccessibly, but now I'm considering a 9 or so...anyways, I hope you can enjoy it soon mate
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03.05.2013 - 06:18
Rating: 10
Diverge
Not ashamed about giving this a 10, in retrospect. A classic album, and based on the number of listens I have given it, it is timeless to me.
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04.12.2013 - 22:30
Rating: 10
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Diverge on 03.05.2013 at 06:18

Not ashamed about giving this a 10, in retrospect. A classic album, and based on the number of listens I have given it, it is timeless to me.

This. Phenomenal album, I really can't get over it...
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29.11.2016 - 09:48
Rating: 8
yeah1980
The quality here is massive, no doubt.
But probably the main influences to the songwriting are not my favourite ones, so I cannot enjoy it fully.
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"Be water, my friend" (Bruce Lee)
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