Dimesland are a band from Oakland, California that plays a very avant garde and experimental form of death metal that also bring s in elements of black metal, sludge and thrash and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Psychogenic Atrophy" which will be released in December.
A very dark and ambient sound starts off the album before going into more of a technical death metal direction and bringing in angry shouting vocals and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in the bands musical sound along with all of their instruments having a very dominant presence throughout the recording and the band also mixes in brutality with post metal elements as well as adding blast beats in the sections they are needed.
A great amount of progressive element s can be heard throughout the recording, when solos and leads are added into the music they add in even more technical sounding elements while also having a melodic tone to them and the songs also bring in a great amount of experimental and avant garde structures and on some of the alter tracks screams and growls are added into the music.
As the album progresses the music starts to get more experimental and a couple of long and epic in length tracks are added onto the recording as well as the band adding in influences of black metal, sludge and thrash into some of the songs and the band also brings in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can hear the music going into more of an experimental thrash direction towards the end.
Dimesland plays a style of avant garde and experimental metal that brings in a variety of many different genres from death, black, sludge and thrash to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover psychological themes.
In my opinion Dimesland are a very great sounding experimental/avant garde metal band and if you are looking for something very original, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Are They Cannibals" "Malfunctioning Gears" and "Odd Feats Are Bid And Won". 8 out of 10.