Thursday, March 8, 2012
an extensive inception of Dodecahedron
The shattering dissonance, alien guitar tunes with absonant riffing and avant garde elements are highlights throughout the album. With the usage of sound synthesis utilizing a different kind of technique, exceptional atmospheric layers had been built by M. Nienhuis along with J. Bonis (M. Nienhuis played guitar who is also the composer and co producer for Dodecahedron). The catastrophic album opener Allfather sets the tone straight making way for similarly chaotic but more complex I, Chronocrator as the name implicates so too; the structure of bass notes and dissonant layers implied on this track create shivers down the spine like hollow atmosphere. Vanitas is a mixture of slow and mid paced passages showing variations in vocal pitching layered with jazz infused progression. The eerie interlude Descending Jacob's Ladder will make you feel like you are steadily falling inside a black abyss where a blackened beast at the bottom is wating for devouring you. And that blackened beast is Hverfell (the name refers to the tephracrater that resulted from violent and explosive eruption). The mammoth View From Hverfell is divided into three parts alternating abrupt changes in the flow with tremolo and low end riffing while maintaining the discord atmosphere. The ultra complex chord progression is beyond my understanding to be able to write something especially on View From Hverfell III.
The album is organized in such a brilliant way that you can feel the synergy between music, art and concept. It shows the clarity of vision and the sense of purpose with which they want to come forward. Following the footsteps of their predecessors and infusing lots of innovative ideas, Dodecahedron has pushed the contemporary black metal boundary. They have unearthed such a record which is way ahead of its time; the mind can't consume it.
DODECAHEDRON - 'Dodecahedron' Debut Album by ddchdrn
Dodecahedron official page
Dodecahedron (from The Netherlands) is signed to Season Of Mist Records.