The Dali Thundering Concept are a French act that have just released their new album Savages via Apathia Records. The band have been making waves since their earlier release When X Met Y and have come out swinging with this new release. Bringing together influences of djent, deathcore and progressive elements. With a sound of Novelists meets Gojira being twisted into a striking arrangement of near on perfection that is a contender for album of the year. This is their second full length album that conceptualises a dystopian future that gives a world view of society, and a glimpse into the bands personal views of the state of the world.
Delving straight into the album the first track ” The Myth Of Happiness ” reflects the view point of the concept, the track is an onslaught of melodies wrapped in a crushing display of rhythmic patterns. The pace doesn’t relent at all giving listeners plenty to chew on and only getting better with each second.
The feel changes slightly with ” Blessed With Boredom ” showing a technical prowess which can be witnessed with their recently released guitar play through for this song which you can check out on YouTube. This song definitely has that Novelists feel to it with more creepy and off key sounds and textures in keeping with what TDTC bring.
Our favourite track off the album is “ There Is No Calm Before The Storm ” and fury of heaviness and headbanging induced rhythms that will blow you away. This is After The Burial meets Periphery giving a perfect moment to display how much this band have grown over the years and ready to take on the top of the progressive genre.
Other tracks that stand out are ” Ink ” which features Adam Warren (Oceano) which is a deceptively dark song that travels down to the very pits of where deep lows of hell live. The song ” Flying With The Shepherds ” has one of the best ends ever before fading to rainfall, seriously check it out! Last but certainly not least is the beast of a track ” We Build The Past ” with its gang chanting beginning giving way to explosion of musical greatness, building with each moment and taking a brief moment to give way to an arpeggio of midi sounding madness reminding us of 50 Cents ” Ayo Technology ” that damn well works with the track.
All in all, this album is a winner and up there of one of the best releases of 2018. We can’t wait to hear more from the guys and also check them out live later this year when they hit the U.K.
A album with depth and texture, The Dali Thundering Concept smash it with new release.