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Friday, January 28, 2022

Review: Dargor – Descent into Chaos

Label: Self released

Date: May 6th, 2021

It was a season of full moon when I was listening to this album during my midnight walk. I looked at the names of the songs and that’s it, EP made for us, wolves of the night. Pretty scary, huh? So, in nice smooth talk with the moon I was inspired to say a few words about Dargor and its masterpiece.

Pretty new in the metal scene, these guys are on the good path. Some would say it’s easy to be good when you have legends like Satyricon, Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Immortal and others but it’s not that easy going to make music. By those two covers on the EP I can say they are not trying to copy it but leave their own trademark. Let’s see what they have to offer to the night and us, its creatures.

Even if black metal is musically unique and remarkable with its well-known bass-drum rhythm, here we have nothing that can precisely say it’s black metal. Doom / gothic atmosphere is present through every song. It brings on the drama in the lyrics very much. A little touch of symphony in songs “Bloodthirst” and “Crown” completed the songs in its own way. Without those parts, I assume, most of the songs would be the same. Solos and breaks are just on their places thanks to guitar master Michal Kustra. Vocals all together, which probably are coming from the bottom of hell, are perfectly fitted here. Little bit monotonous for my taste but in this genre I can imagine nothing else. One big praise, even vocals growing out of songs, I can understand them. Good vocal technic is half of a good song. Lyrics are more than good, all recommendations to those who want to know something about the other, darker side of the world. 

Even if I am not used to this kind of black metal, this made a deep dark and chaotic impression on me. I expect a full album from these guys soon. I am sure it will be also an ode to chaos and hell.

Cover picture with fallen angel or Madame Death personally is part of nightmares of every little man on this planet. It will come for every single one of us and it’s time to leave a mark here on the green place before she says “you may lie in the grave” as Dargor by its name says.

Good choice of covers, Satyricon and Samael as some of the best black / gothic metal bands who deserved to be heard in different genres. I am looking forward to see Dargor as opening band on Satyricon concerts.

In the end, moon and I agreed that Dargor has good taste of music and also is very welcome to black metal kingdom. Welcome to our nightmare!