Conspiracy of Thoughts…pulls the listener bodily into the darkest recesses of their own mind, through the contemplation of the horrors of humanity.
Through the extra time allowed on a full length, the artist really spreads their wings, taking the time to develop each feeling, each howl, each riff, each drum stroke.
The final product is gripping, painful to behold, and wonderfully cathartic.
Pessimista works first and foremost from a thematic base of DSBM, though stylistically, I find a lot of raw influences present as well (though not Raw, if you understand the difference).
Sedate drumming, melancholy and often repetitive riffing, simple chord structures are all beautifully done, and all help the purpose of the album, which is to highlight the raw pain of the vocals.
It’s as if Derhead has distilled rage and pain, beauty and misery into a concentrated form.
Death Mantra is further proof of the visceral nature of DSBM when it is done properly, and I am grateful to experience it.
It’s beautiful and troublesome and let’s you feel the pain of the creator.
We might get crazy for a minute, wanna burn your church. The next minute, we are singing you a love song in your native tongue.