Doommantia about “A dialogue with the dimensions”

These four Doom witches and i am sure they will have no problem with me calling them that formed
in 2004 with a love for Doom Metal. A 3 track demo titled “The Mirror” was quickly recorded and
released followed by a full length album “Ocean Of Illusion” is 2007. The newest release is “A
Dialogue With The Dimensions” was recorded in guitarist Jessica’s apartment in 2009. Since this
recording they have established themselves further with shows at Roadburn and Doom Shall Rise
“A Dialogue With The Dimensions” is produced by My Shameful (doom) and Vendetta (thrash)
guitarist Mario Hahn and he obviously knows his way around Doom Metal because this is a hell of a
powerfully rich, warm recording. ShEver play a droning kind of Funeral Doom that is big on repetition
and skull crushing atmospheric riffs with growling, guttural deathly vocals although the third track
“Hagazussa” does feature some clean vocals and cries. There is four songs here and all are great but
offer very little in terms of variation, they all start calmly enough (for a Funeral Doom band that is)
but all build up to a monolithic climatic endings. The whole four excursions into brutally crushing
organic doom are all of equal strength but opening track “Transformed Into Sadness” and closing
track “High & Turning” finish up a bit more memorable after repeated spins. The latter offers the only
real change of pace and feel on the EP with slightly different drum variations and bass lines.
It must be noted that vocalist Alexandra sounds possessed on this EP to the point where she sounds
like she is out to kill something, i hope she is not like this in normal day to day life, she would have to
be locked away. Her vocals are truly frightening at times and is equal to and in most cases more
powerful than her male counterparts in Doom Metal. From the angle of Funeral Doom, they don’t do
anything that hasn’t been done many times before and like most droning Funeral Doom, it can get
tedious if you are not mentally tuned in this genre of music. Overall i can’t honestly say this is their
best work, that still belongs to the 2007 full length album but its solid Doom product designed to
crush and destroy. For that reason, it succeeds in being a crucial addition to your Funeral Doom
collection. 8/10


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