Alma | Baltica
Reviewer: David Loveless
Without a doubt, Dirge creates music for the post-apocalypse. Across six LP's, they've transformed their sound from Industrial Metal to straight up dreadful, atmospheric sludge doom, in which every songs sounds as if it represents the end of mankind. On their first ever EP, 'Alma|Baltica', Dirge sheds the vocals for 35 minutes worth of instrumental tracks that build from simple guitar chords and conclude with raging atmospherics and tones that are soothing, yet eerie in structure. Stand out tracks include "Alma", "Black Shore", and "Baltica". Whether you're a fan of Dirge or looking for something new, 'Alma|Baltica' is a must listen!
About this Writer:David Loveless
// Dave's early introduction to Metal was listening to records by Black Sabbath and Kiss. Discovering Metallica's Master of Puppets on record at the local public library turned his world upside down. After spending nearly 24 years in Japan and expanding his love for the International underground metal scene, Dave (and family) now resides in the US. The savage brutality of Extreme Metal brings out the "Grim Gaijin" in him.