BAND/AUTHOR:

THE DALI THUNDERING CONCEPT

(FRANCE)

TITLE:
SAVAGES (2019)
LABEL:
APATHIA RECORDS
GENRE:
METALCORE / DJENT

"An impressive concept album which allow the style to regain a salutary new breath."
STRUCK - 16.05.2019 - (0) minds from our readers - (0) comment(s)
4/5
In the family of djent hexagonal formations that are the pride of our country, alongside the Uneven Structure, Kadinja and even Betraying the Martyrs, we had missed the promising The Dali Thundering Concept. Although formed in 2010 and with two EPs "Burden of the Crown" and "When X met Y" respectively released in 2010 and 2012 but also a first album "Eyes Wide Opium" in 2014, the band has totally gone through our radar and this review certainly late aims to try to catch up and make discover this umpteenth representative of the French DJ scene.

Although not original, The Dali Thundering Concept offers us with "Savages" an urgent concept album which exposes its dark vision of our future if we do not change our habits that generate global warming and division of peoples... To illustrate this future turmoil, and unlike its counterparts in the scene djent in its broad sense, the band's purpose is much more "heavy" at the border of deathcore, by not proposing for example almost any clear song. 

On the other hand, and as for any worthy representative of this name, polyrhythms have a major role to play and are in the process of making them dizzy. The influence of the great Meshuggah is obvious ('There's no Calm Before the Storm','Ink' or the hypnotic final riff of 'Flying with the Shepherd'). But unlike some of its peers and the image of its ambitious concept, The Dali Thundering Concept does not just throw us a marked out and unsurprising djent. From the grandiose opening "Ostrich Dynasty", the Francilians set the trademark of their djent tinged with jazz. In the middle of the disenchanted screams and other ultra-low tuned riffs that plumb a particularly chaotic atmosphere, perfectly assumed and integrated jazzy breaks mark this album, giving it the status of djent version 2.0, as if Betraying the Martyrs had been fooled with Animals as Leaders.

In addition to these jazzy parts that aerate the subject, The Dali Thundering Concept pushes the experimentation even further with an electro instrumental that creates a slightly more worrying climate to the concept developed before introducing the sound storm represented by' There's no Calm Before the Storm'. And what about "Demeter" which, after an atmospheric start, turns into a new and refreshing jazz fusion track in the middle of a flood of pachydermic riffs. It is also impossible to ignore the two final titles in the form of an apotheosis, "Utopia" and "We Build the Past", on which a dissonant sax and grandiloquent orchestrations give the djent of the combo an experimental metal aspect like the Ihsahn on the first track or Devin Townsend on the second.

This ambitious approach allows The Dali Thundering Concept to escape the recurrent reproach made to the style to fall into linearity. In the end, we can only advise you too much to rush to this impressive concept album with which allows the style to regain a second saving breath. Like any self-respecting latecomer and with all the bad faith that characterizes it, we are eagerly awaiting the next step, guaranteeing that the group will therefore position itself as a locomotive of a kind that needs it...

More informations on https://www.facebook.com/thedalithunderingconcept/



SIMILAR BANDS:
BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, MESHUGGAH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, IHSAHN

TRACK LISTING:
01. Ostrich Dynasty - 5:00
02. The Myth of Happiness - 4:49
03. Blessed With Boredom - 5:49
04. Cassandra - 3:26
05. There Is No Calm Before the Storm - 5:08
06. Ink - 4:20
07. Flying With the Sheperds - 4:09
08. Demeter - 4:39
09. Empty the Void - 4:34
10. Utopia - 5:33
11. We Build the Past - 6:16


LINEUP:
Léo Natale: Guitares
Martin Gronnier: Batterie
Steve Treguier: Basse
Sylvain Conier: Chant


TAGS:
Chaotic, Jazzy, Heavy, Grunt/Growl voice
 
 
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