Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dies Irae-Secret Veils of Passion

Chaos Records

Let me start off by saying that this is not the Polish death metal Dies Irae or any of the other dozen plus bands to opt for this name. Instead this is the Mexican version. Any band that plays "melodic dark death metal" (so says the Encyclopedia Metallum site) is worth a listen even if said band seems to have started out as some sort of post-metal/post-rock project. What could best be described as standard melodic death metal flirts with progressive touches resulating in a rather standard production. Formed in 1994 and disbanded in 2002 (only to reform again) this Dies Irae doesn't offer anything new at all though. The album isn't a drag or anything. It has moments when things look promising. It is only that feeling like you've heard it all before and that when you did hear it things were done better. A decent enough release.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should colse this stutip bog, your opinions really sux!!!!... stop waisting your time and the readers time...

10:01 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

anonymous-What in the world is a "colse" and a "stutip"? You are of course entitled to your opinion. However you should probably learn how to spell and write complete sentences so that people can understand what your opinion is.

5:29 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Wow, let us hope that anonymous isn't representing the youth of America. If so we are in for some rough times ahead!

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this blog is so unimportant that im too lazy to ..pell right..

let us hope that Andy isn't representing the old mature people of America. If so, we were and will be in some rough times!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

anonymous-Thank you for bestowing upon us your wisdon, lack of capital letters and another count on the site meter.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahaha! lack of capital letters!!! what a geek!!! jeez!
do you really listen metal????!!!.. tsssss...

11:17 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Geek? I hope you didn't strain your brain thinking that one up. I wasn't aware that listening to metal meant that you didn't have to use proper grammar. Thanks for being cool enough to inform me of that fact and of course thanks again for returning and increasing our hit count. We certainly appreciate it.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop pretending to be 'metal'...

9:38 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

anonymous-Fortunately I don't have to pretend. However you have not written much of anything here about music just some off topic moaning and groaning. Feel free to explore the site we have lots of posts about many different albums, not just this one. Glad to see that you figured out how to use caps since your last comment. Congratulations.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous philipo77 said...

“Want”, will surely be surprised. The opening of the album it is a Jazz influence interlude also atmospheric and has the enough intensity that will leave you wonder. Is this a Metal band?; Since first hearing the answer will come to your mind is not. It looks more like an experimental sound, a band that mixes Jazz to rock and cannot be classified as Metal sound.

Two songs that deserve more attention is: "e7en" and "night", this two great songs lead me to a passage of deep contemplation that only happens when I listen to classical music and alpha frequency music.

Dies Irae really deserves more attention, but i think they must remain unknown (underground). Because when a band becomes big, the essence loses significance and loses the reason for making music; do not misunderstand me, please. This guys do not know the potential and creativity they have, they moved a little bit outside the typical Swedish sound, to a sound more of theirs ,that's the reason this guys will be more recognized in the world, the only thing they need is patience of the audience.

This album is a really good bought, especially if you are in progressive and post- metal bands.

Secret veils of passion it's really interesting, mixing elements of Dark- Doom, Melodeath, progressive, and lot of 70's jazz music. Sometimes reminding Cynic, but with the difference of less twin guitar heroism and a better work in musical structure and feeling.

This is for a non-judgmental ear, and balanced minds, this kind of music goes beyond the genre so I challenge you to listen it.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Interesting observations on this album. Your review shows depth and I thank you for your thoughts on it. I certainly appreciate people who choose to offer constructive views compared to the typical "you suck" comments. I am always open to other people's viewpoints on albums. For me this album didn't do very much. That certainly does not make me less metal as some might claim. I love all forms of metal and that is why I love writing for this site. Hearing new bands and music each week really means a lot to me. I take this honor very serious.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Morke said...

Don't listen to him, It's really good to here other peoples views on albums, especially from bands the mix different elements up.

I actually found the album quite nice, Mexican black metal always seems to be satanic shit... but this is a breath of fresh air.

Keep on Blogging Andy

11:44 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Thanks Morke

11:21 AM  

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