Dissension – Of Time And Chronic Disease

dissension - of time and chronic disease - album cover

Canada’s Dissension have released a ten-song, fifty-minute concept album, Of Time And Chronic Disease.

Combining elements of symphonic black, gritty death, burly power, and raging thrash metal, it offers sonic shocks to a diverse palette.

Fans of second-wave symphonic metal (contemporaries to Dimmu Borgir, Cradle Of Filth, et al) ought to really enjoy this uncommonly melodic album.

The keyboard effects tend to distract; the remainder of the instrumentation and arrangement is solid. Six years in creation, professionally produced, and with three tunes reworked from a 2011 debut, this album should be perfect.

With some focus, this band shows bright promise.

 

Track Listing:
Thralls To The Crucified
Graceless Death
Blacksteel
Brutality
Set To Kill
Legacy
Dreamsong Of The Divine
Of Time And Chronic Disease
Dissension
Apotheosis

Band Lineup:
Nathan Afilalo – Vocals, Guitar (rhythm)
Matteo Conti – Guitar (lead)
Oli Aveline – Bass
Anthony Pulcini – Drums
Andrew Proppe – Keyboards

Links:
Official Band Bandcamp Page
Official Band Facebook Page

About Iris North

My formal position is: editor and music reviewer. I joined the PlanetMosh army in 2012. I enjoy extreme metal, 'shred' guitar, hard rock, prog rock, punk, and... silly pop music!
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