The feral riffs, abrasive rhythms, and punishing vocals will rend a hole in your personal atmosphere.
I find myself enthralled in the story of a family I’ve never heard of, a family who never leaves the house, but instead spends their days watching an Egyptian TV show that they can’t understand.
Dagon and Angra Mainyu combine on the desolate and atmospheric guitar riffs, weaving moments of dissonance in with moments of heavy pathos.
Dynamic pacing, well thought out composition, a strong vocal performance, and earworm riffing all contribute to making this an album well worth hearing.
It’s as if you had an M4 Sherman tank that could convert into an ‘82 Firebird with the push of a button.
On this release, Kaliya can run you down with speed, rumble over you with power, and often does both simultaneously. Behold the brutal velocity!
Honestly, I’m glad I don’t have to choose. I can sit back and listen to both.
Regardless of which side sounds more your style, I recommend brewing a pot of chamomile tea prior to listening. You may need it to calm your nerves.
Utopia/Dystopia makes me feel out of control, off balance, angry, lost, belligerent, and more, all at once.