Dirge - Lost Empyrean



8.3 | 81 votes |
Release date: 14 December 2018
Style: Atmospheric sludge metal

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01. Wingless Multitudes
02. Hosea
03. Algid Troy
04. The Burden Of Almost
05. Lost Empyrean
06. A Sea Of Light
07. Sarracenia

Top 20 albums of 2018: 10

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Label: Debemur Morti Productions

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25.10.2018 - 06:21
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
"Much that once was is lost..."

After 4 long years in seemingly quiet solitude, DIRGE, the conjurers of celestial bodies rooted in cumbersome earth, return with their 7th offering of hymnals to the toil of suffering and perseverance.

Boasting a 2 and ½ year writing process and mixing/mastering credits by Raphael Bovey (Wilhelmina, Schammasch, Zatokrev), "Lost Empyrean" serves as a soundtrack to the dual relationship between the primordial quintessence colliding with the earthly body and the illusory nature of providence upon the somber, meager trappings of existence. With a molten foundation likening early Baroness, Pelican and Isis and the atmospheric permutations of the later, Neurosis and modern Killing Joke, DIRGE forge a sonic landscape that both swells and breathes with lush and delicate passages while brutally pummeling with emotive, heavy riffs.

"Lost Empyrean" is as dynamic and multi-faceted as it is crushing and furious. Like the crashing of waves, sludgy, doom-laden riffs ebb and flow into calm ambience and sonorous post-metal atmosphere. Dour roars relax into despondent clean vocals and spoken word. With their latest masterpiece, DIRGE weave a tapestry of fluid contradictions. Melodic and dissonant, hopeful and desperate, tranquil and tempestuous, "Lost Empyrean" is not simply a record to be heard, but to be surrendered to.""


First track out. Mostly average to me.

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16.12.2018 - 17:37
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Holy crap. Their best album yet. I love this fucking band.
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rekt
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17.12.2018 - 21:41
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by tea[m]ster on 16.12.2018 at 17:37

Holy crap. Their best album yet. I love this fucking band.

God I hate that I missed them when they came here
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Take off those stupid glasses and kiss me
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19.12.2018 - 00:52
Rating: 9
musclassia
Written by tea[m]ster on 16.12.2018 at 17:37

Holy crap. Their best album yet. I love this fucking band.


Hyperion was amazing so this is exciting to hear
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05.01.2019 - 01:32
Rating: 9
musclassia
Written by tea[m]ster on 16.12.2018 at 17:37

Holy crap. Their best album yet. I love this fucking band.


You were right, this is excellent. Need to give both more listens but it might beat out Hyperion. Think it's only second to Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It in my AOTY rankings
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27.01.2019 - 12:19
Rating: 8
Dark Horizons
Great atmosphere and musicianship: very good album.
I've listened some previous works and this one seems to me their best.
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We are just a moment in time
A blink of an eye
A dream for the blind
Visions from a dying brain
I hope you don't understand
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