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Release date: 14 March 2014
Style: Atmospheric sludge metal

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7.7 | 43 votes

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01. Circumpolaris
02. Floe
03. Venus Claws
04. Hyperion Under Glass
05. Filigree
06. Remanentie

Review


Line-up
Stêphane L. - guitars, vocals, programming
Marc T. - guitars, vocals, programming
Alain B - drums
Luz - bass

Guest review by
tea[m]ster

Rating:
9.1
I've been on the Dirge bandwagon ever since wondering how the hell can they top their last masterpiece. One could argue Hyperion is Elysian Magnetic Fields II but I have no problem with a band sticking to their trademark sound as long as it continues to be distinctive and interesting.

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published 06.05.2014 | Comments (12)

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tea[m]ster - 02.02.2014 at 16:26  
Rating: 9 *holding breath* ... please don't disappoint, please don't disappoint...for I love this band with all my post metal heart.
InnerSelf - 02.02.2014 at 20:00  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 02.02.2014 at 16:26

*holding breath* ... please don't disappoint, please don't disappoint...for I love this band with all my post metal heart.

I learned not to have high expectations but Dirge are a band we can count on to amaze
tea[m]ster - 23.02.2014 at 17:20  
Rating: 9 Almost a month away still?
PocketMetal - 27.02.2014 at 17:49  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 23.02.2014 at 17:20

Almost a month away still?


seems like it's leaked.
tea[m]ster - 27.02.2014 at 23:19  
Rating: 9
Written by PocketMetal on 27.02.2014 at 17:49

seems like it's leaked.


If it's in 320 I will check it out but regardless I will be purchasing this. Dirge is one of the bands I "support". Love their music.
PocketMetal - 28.02.2014 at 00:16  
  ^ of course , it's the right thing to do.
tea[m]ster - 28.02.2014 at 23:03  
Rating: 9 Holy shit, they've done it...no letdown here...at all...a remarkable piece of art. Can't wait to get my digipak!
Diverge - 01.03.2014 at 03:51  
Rating: 8 Yeah this is pretty sweet.
Alex Fenger - 02.03.2014 at 22:21  
Rating: 8 Damn this is good. Definitely lives up to my expectations (which is rare).
mz - 12.03.2014 at 01:00  
Rating: 8 Yeah excellent stuff, and my first experience with this band. I was initially a little disappointed, though since some reviewers compared this album to godflesh's works and told that dirge > godflesh. This set my expectations too high.
BTW, what a great and unique cover photo.
Monolithic - 12.03.2014 at 11:00  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 12.03.2014 at 01:00

Yeah excellent stuff, and my first experience with this band. I was initially a little disappointed, though since some reviewers compared this album to godflesh's works and told that dirge > godflesh. This set my expectations too high.
BTW, what a great and unique cover photo.

With all due respect to those reviewers, I don't find that much relevance except for the industrial link between them, at least when it comes to this album.
mz - 12.03.2014 at 19:20  
Rating: 8
Written by Monolithic on 12.03.2014 at 11:00

With all due respect to those reviewers, I don't find that much relevance except for the industrial link between them, at least when it comes to this album.

Yeah that actually crossed my mind, too. Godflesh is much more bludgeony, something almost missing here.
tea[m]ster - 12.03.2014 at 20:58  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 12.03.2014 at 19:20

Yeah that actually crossed my mind, too. Godflesh is much more bludgeony, something almost missing here.


This is post/sludge/doom metal. Not industrial. So NOTHING is missing here. If you were expecting something Godflesh-like you are in the wrong place.
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.03.2014 at 21:23  
Rating: 6 Yeah I have to agree, Dirge should never have been compared with Godflesh in the first place.
mz - 12.03.2014 at 21:30  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 12.03.2014 at 20:58

This is post/sludge/doom metal. Not industrial. So NOTHING is missing here. If you were expecting something Godflesh-like you are in the wrong place.

You are right, but I just checked this band for the first time and thus, did not have any reason not to believe those reviews.
This album do have some industrial moments, and that's probably the reason for that comparison.
Both Bears - 27.03.2014 at 11:44  
Rating: 9 I'm actually pretty pleased with the release! except for the last song they managed to deliver again .. not as heavy and hopeless as the almost perfect EMF, but highly enjoyable
Alex Fenger - 06.05.2014 at 04:07  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.03.2014 at 21:23

Yeah I have to agree, Dirge should never have been compared with Godflesh in the first place.

Hey bitch, have you listened to this yet?
Really damn good album, listening to it right now and I might bump it up to a 9. It's bordering between 8 and 9, but regardless of what number I deem it worthy of it's an album everyone should be checkin out
!J.O.O.E.! - 06.05.2014 at 13:06  
Rating: 6
Written by Alex Fenger on 06.05.2014 at 04:07

Hey bitch, have you listened to this yet?
Really damn good album, listening to it right now and I might bump it up to a 9. It's bordering between 8 and 9, but regardless of what number I deem it worthy of it's an album everyone should be checkin out

Ha, nope yet. I've listened to a couple of songs but I realised I wasn't quite in the mood for it. I'm sure it'll join Indian in the ranks of albums it took me ages to listen to but eventuality did.
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.05.2014 at 19:20  
Rating: 6 This was pretty disappointing. I really liked 'Elysian Magnetic Fields' for its massive, dark and spacious sound and ambient soundscaping; a veritable dirge. This doesn't seem to have any of that. Feels like very standard atmos-sludge that plods along without any real impact from the ambient elements. Feels a tad too Jesu-ish at times too (but not so much in a good way, just feels too light on its feet). Bit of a shame. I feel this kind of music needs a bit of an edge for me to really enjoy, or I get bored, and this lacked that edge.
tea[m]ster - 18.05.2014 at 18:57  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.05.2014 at 19:20

This was pretty disappointing.


Give it a few more spins man. It really grows. "Venus Claws" may be the best song they have ever written.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.05.2014 at 20:23  
Rating: 6
Written by tea[m]ster on 18.05.2014 at 18:57


Give it a few more spins man. It really grows. "Venus Claws" may be the best song they have ever written.

Maybe. There's so much more great music out there to find though =P
mz - 18.05.2014 at 20:41  
Rating: 8 Haven't heard anything else from this band but it is really amazing. Think that I have not heard better post metal at all, except for neurosis.
Never mind, I have not heard enough of post metal but love this one.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.05.2014 at 20:42  
Rating: 6
Written by mz on 18.05.2014 at 20:41

Haven't heard anything else from this band but it is really amazing. Think that I have not heard better post metal at all, except for neurosis.
Never mind, I have not heard enough of post metal but love this one.

You should try out Bossk's second EP.
mz - 18.05.2014 at 20:46  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 18.05.2014 at 20:42

You should try out Bossk's second EP.

think that saw them on your UK doom metal list and gave one of songs a try. From what I recal it was good. Currently, I have too much of music on my hand but will interject this one in the middle of my queue.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.05.2014 at 20:56  
Rating: 6
Written by mz on 18.05.2014 at 20:46

think that saw them on your UK doom metal list and gave one of songs a try. From what I recal it was good. Currently, I have too much of music on my hand but will interject this one in the middle of my queue.

It's a decent record. Don't think I like it as much as I used to going by the listen I'm giving it now.
Pazdzioch - 18.05.2014 at 23:09  
 
Written by mz on 18.05.2014 at 20:41

Think that I have not heard better post metal at all, except for neurosis.

Drop everything and listen to dis shit. Will not regret.
mz - 19.05.2014 at 01:15  
Rating: 8
Written by Pazdzioch on 18.05.2014 at 23:09

Drop everything and listen to dis shit. Will not regret.

I swear that I knew your link will be for blinded.
I'll go for it tomorrow. Thanks.
Pazdzioch - 19.05.2014 at 15:34  
 
Written by mz on 19.05.2014 at 01:15

I swear that I knew your link will be for blinded.

Haha
Ag Fox - 25.05.2014 at 09:40  
Rating: 8 Post-metal is quickly becoming generic and much of the creativity pool has been dried up. This album stands out though, and it's hovering between an 8 or a 9 for me
tea[m]ster - 25.05.2014 at 17:29  
Rating: 9
Written by Ag Fox on 25.05.2014 at 09:40

Post-metal is quickly becoming generic and much of the creativity pool has been dried up.


Agreed, sad to say Originality is decreasing every year. Finding post metal mixed with other sub-genres is something I look for now. Although I don't mind the occasional CoL or Isis clone. Check my 2014 list Ag, you may find some good "post" stuff there.
3rdWorld - 12.06.2014 at 08:30  
  Can see why it is compared to Godflesh but not as thick as that. Also I would call it in the vein of Industrial doom rather than Atmo sludge but thats just me. Very good album indeed and the title track is the highlight here.
Troy Killjoy - 27.07.2014 at 19:46  
  I keep putting off listening to this and I'm not sure why. I think I'm gonna change that tonight.
Troy Killjoy - 03.08.2014 at 01:47  
  This is really winning me over. Devastating stuff.
tea[m]ster - 03.08.2014 at 07:18  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.08.2014 at 01:47

This is really winning me over. Devastating stuff.


I know you'd like their previous album too...

Dirge are my favorite "post" - whatever band at the moment.
Troy Killjoy - 03.08.2014 at 07:24  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 03.08.2014 at 07:18
I know you'd like their previous album too...

Dirge are my favorite "post" - whatever band at the moment.

I'm still big on EMF - a great album that, and the only reason I really made sure to get in a few solid listens to this once it was released. I can see myself ultimately liking Hyperion better, but both albums are great.

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