Delirium, Dissonance and Death
The debut album from the multi-talented Norwegian artist Kim Solve is, as its name would imply, a serious bout of dissonant thrash. Delirium, Dissonance and Death is simultaneously rabid and controlled. A black metal pacing and scathing textures of discordant notes scratch your face like a wave of glass shards as the album opens with Panic. Voivod-esque riffing closes out the track with that characteristically bizarre and mechanized attitude only on a more aggressive footing. Coronated In Accidents walks a tightrope between mechanical disharmonic metal, a la Voivod, and fetid thrash reminiscent of countrymates Aura Noir. Rearing its vicious maw is God Faced Dogs which has a pounding singularity of mind but maintains accents not unlike the dream-like echoes of Ved Beuns Ende. Up next is the track bearing the same name as the band. The songs bears a more straightforward approach with a megalomaniacal chorus, like a fist pounding against the chest is despotic revelry, a triumphant zeal in Bjeima's vocals. Zippermouth's ode to VBE is more pronounced in the shimmering anti-melody of its opening passage though the rhythmic sawing of the main riff adds a savagery that lends the track a split personality. Calling out to the Norwegian scene's foundations Knifepoint Departure melds cold black metal riffs into its fierce arsenal before unleashing a barrage of primitive bludgeoning drums and hints of sonic sharpness. Delirium, Dissonance and Death is a sharpened yet rusty scalpel of feral thrash, living in the deep underground, dwelling in decaying vaults and haunted by unfeeling spectres bent on rending your flesh and scarring your mind. Delirium Bound is a drooling hellspawn teetering on the brink of madness wile sowing seeds of disharmony. "Release the Demon!!!"