DAYLIGHT DIES - Dismantling Devotion

March 13, 2006, 14 years ago

(Candlelight)

Chris Bruni

Rating: 8.5

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DAYLIGHT DIES - Dismantling Devotion

Raleigh North Carolina's dismal melodic death/doom act Daylight Dies were always a picturesque band creating some of the most memorable and dreary musical moments within this particular subgenre. By being compared to the likes of early Katatonia, Anathema, and early Amorphis, the band have etched a sound of their own and Dismantling Devotion takes it even further. Through unforgettable lush melodies that dominate throughout, and through the many delicate layers of sound (plus an excellent production to top it all off), it becomes clear how much the band have matured, even though the overall vibe has gotten that much more bleak and morose. But most importantly, Daylight Dies know how to properly craft a song, each of these blessed with its own identity, even though they all follow close behind, blending together seamlessly into one. With their last album, No Reply, it was evident that Daylight Dies were easily one of the most prominent prospects within the death/dark/doom metal genre, and hopefully with Dismantling Devotion, this band’s stature will blossom even more.


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