Sounds of an apocalypse approaching incessant; rhythmic percussion, ready to signal the arrival of a mournful march; sharp guitars, basses that emphasize the trend martial of what will come. Then when you get used to almost everything, a hoarse voice breaks and a new slow, but firm, rhythmic movement takes over the old one: so begins “Atum” of Duskburn, with its opening track “Between The Swarm” that from the title recalls the menacing swarm of locusts designed the beautiful digipak. The track continues with pauses based on guitars rich sustain, to the limit of annoying whistle, then that mark a new change of melodic sounds made even more serious, somber, slow. The excellent battery, thanks to a touch of reverb that never hurts in more rhythmic doom, marking the beat of a song that does not want to let it calm the listener, if anything, drag it to the obsessive and haunting world of the disc.
More sludge instead of “Atum,” the track that gives its name to the whole work: the voices alternate Dominik partic and Edin Karabasic, one lower and the other a bit more screaming, are nestled in a enthralling rhythm, alternating apparent and melancholy calm the fury, never fast, distorted guitars. The production does occasionally shine through the bottom which, when heard, can really give that touch to notes and rhythm with well-placed accents and reasoned, for a piece really inspired and engaging: certainly the crown jewel of the entire album. “Seamless” closes the work, proposing sounds more doom, in which the rhythm is broken by heavy solo acute at the edge of the grating. In the middle of the song the guitars leave more room for the bass and drums partic Mario Komin, in an appreciable change that anticipates the final apocalypse in which the Croatian band, on the wings of a vocal line quite angry, concludes this trip incessant towards the end.
“Atum” EP is a short, little more than twenty minutes of music, but more solid as the granite rocks and definitely inspired. A really great discovery for myself, the first approach with an education that has so far produced only EP, and a name to be entered in a pending album complete.
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