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Album of the day: Inverloch – Dusk/Subside

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Hands up if you know dISEMBOWELMENT. Hands down if you’re lying to try and look cool. As I thought, most of you. The fact is, the Aussie legends are pretty much only that – criminally overlooked at the time, it’s only with the benefit of much hindsight that the metal world at large really caught on to what they were doing.

It’s an organic thing, you see – the bands that quoted them as a direct influence were themselves relatively obscure so it took a good while for word of them to percolate more widely up through increasingly-popular acts, until eventually they were getting namechecked in interviews with bands more than a hundred people know about.

And so their legacy became known, long after they were no more – I became aware of them (as I’m sure many people did) in 2005 with the release of a compilation simply titled dISEMBOWELMENT that contained all their recorded work. Since this release, two members of the band reunited in the guise of d.USK, playing shows consisting of dISEMBOWELMENT material – Inverloch sees the end of this, apparently, so do make the effort to get to one of the gigs happening around Europe this year.

Dusk/Subside carries on the theme begun by the previous band all those years ago – funeral doom is broadly the name of the game, but barely scratches the surface of the misery on offer here. dISEMBOWELMENT were always a challenge to listen to, and Inverloch up the ante considerably from their prior incarnation – going into this with anything less than an annoyingly-sunny disposition will have you reaching for the nearest thing you can do yourself in with.

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