Disharmony - Goddamn the Sun CD
DISHARMONY are an often-overlooked entry in the history of Greek black metal. Formed in 1991 but broken up by '95, the band would record three demos and a cult EP on the legendary Molon Lave label. Although DISHARMONY's sound early on slotted well into the classic Hellenic BM paradigm - militant pulse, mystical atmosphere, deep roots in traditional metal - they largely took a more unorthodox approach, touching upon Beheritian weirdness and ritualistic soundscaping, but always with a thoroughly occult aura.
But, now 2017 dawns and DISHARMONY have been resurrected, and their long-promised debut album has arrived in the form of Goddamn the Sun. Immediately, it is clear that this is a work of ancient Hellenic darkness; those immediately recognizable fundaments are firmly in place, and it is literally like a blast from the past - specifically for pioneering Greek black metal, the watershed year of 1993. And yet, so many years and a couple decades later, there is a new and strikingly refreshing sense of refinement to DISHARMONY on Goddamn the Sun. Long gone the unorthodox accoutrements may be, but what takes their stead is a stout 'n' surging iteration of Hellenic classicism, triumphant and otherworldly in equal measure, and still emitting a sulfurous sensation of aeons-old occultism. Even the cover art to Goddamn the Sun itself suggests an eldritch era, sometimes forgotten but never fully dead. And finally, seemingly a lifetime in the making, DISHARMONY have stepped forward to ascend the throne of this rich, timeless pantheon.