DISEMBOWELMENT

Death-Doom Metal • Australia
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DISEMBOWELMENT was an Australian death/doom metal band from Melbourne that was formed in 1989 after the two piece grind band Bacteria featuring drummer Paul Mazziotta and guitarist/vocalist Renato Gallina changed its name and musical style. With Dean Ruprich from Necrotomy providing bass, the band released its first demo, "Mourning September" in 1990.

The band played very slowly (and occasionally with great speed), and relied equally on the atmospheric effects of droning guitars and constant riffing.

Disembowelment is the band which many other doom metal groups honour as the forefathers of death/doom metal, along with the band Winter. Purveyors of doom metal know the band for their atmospheric chanting, slow riffs, and spiritual dark elements present in their symphonic, yet well executed playing style. A track recorded for a compilation album (that featured Tim Aldridge of Abramelin on bass) won the band a deal with Relapse Records and recorded a second
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DISEMBOWELMENT Transcendence Into the Peripheral album cover 4.02 | 12 ratings
Transcendence Into the Peripheral
Death-Doom Metal 1993

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DISEMBOWELMENT Dusk album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Dusk
Death-Doom Metal 1992

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DISEMBOWELMENT Mourning September album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mourning September
Death-Doom Metal 1990
DISEMBOWELMENT Deep Sensory Procession Into Aural Fate album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deep Sensory Procession Into Aural Fate
Death-Doom Metal 1991

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DISEMBOWELMENT Disembowelment album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Disembowelment
Death-Doom Metal 2005

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DISEMBOWELMENT Transcendence Into the Peripheral

Album · 1993 · Death-Doom Metal
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It's always a bit of a shame when a band puts out a single album and then dissipates without trace - but when that one album is as solid a piece as dISEMBOWELMENT's Transcendence Into the Peripheral, maybe it makes sense. The Australians clearly only needed one album to make their point: this showcase of their particular take on the death/doom style, with dark ambient elements gently incorporated, offers a solid hour of entertaining death/doom which is long enough to allow them to explore their sound fully and short enough not to outlast its welcome - much like their career. Whether taken in by itself or as part of their self-titled whole-career compilation, this is an excellent listen for anyone keen on the early 1990s death/doom sound.

DISEMBOWELMENT Transcendence Into the Peripheral

Album · 1993 · Death-Doom Metal
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"Transcendence Into the Peripheral" is the debut full-length studio album by Australian doom/death metal act Disembowelment. The album was released through Relapse Records in the US and through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe in September 1993. Disembowelment were a relatively shortlived act and only released this one album (and a couple of minor releases) before disbanding.

The music on the album is slow, brutal yet atmospheric doom/death with the occasional deathgrinding section thrown in. Several members of the band played with a grindcore act called Bacteria before they formed Disembowelment, so I guess the grindcore influence came from those days. For the time "Transcendence Into the Peripheral" was a very original sounding release and it´s obvious why so many artists have since mentioned Disembowelment as an influence on their music. Most doom metal from those days were either traditional sounding doom metal or melancholic themed doom/death metal. The music on "Transcendence Into the Peripheral" is a different kind of beast. It´s extremely slow doom/death (funeral doom) with a bleak atmosphere and mystic themed lyrics. The growling vocals are brutal and purposedly almost completely unintelligible. There are a few clean chanting type vocals on the album too and some female talking on the atmospheric "Nightside of Eden", but the vocals on the album are predominantly growling.

The combination of old school death metal riffing, deathgrinding blast beats and ultra slow doom metal riffing paired with atmospheric lead guitars and clean guitar chords work wonders and create a dark and mystical atmosphere. Even today I´d call this original sounding. The fact that the tracks feature semi-progressive structures doesn´t make the listening experience any less intriguing. This is the kind of album that you can listen to over and over again and still find new details to discover. The whole thing is packed in a dark, raw, and brutal sound production that suits the music perfectly.

"Transcendence Into the Peripheral" is probably one of the most original sounding doom/death metal releases out there. Especially if you consider the time it was released. It´s groundbreaking and very influential too and a 4.5 (90%) rating is fully deserved.

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