I, Mortal
Style: Progressive Death Metal
Release date: October 2007

Dimaeon is a 6-piece from The Netherlands. In 2005 they released their self-recorded demo 'Echoes in a Dying World'. I've never heard this demo, but in reviews they are comparing the band with a little less brutal Opeth.

The new demo has 2 tracks, with a total playing time of 21:23 minutes. The songs have a great variety. The first song starts with an intro, followed by a respectively brutal part, an acoustic part, a clean singing part, and again a brutal part etc. The vocals of Ferdinand are in the heavier parts a kind of low understandable grunt/growl, in the softer/progressive parts clean. I like his brutal singing/growling more then his cleaner voice. He must work on that.

The second song is a little faster/heavier, but has also its clean and serene moments. The keys play on the background throughout both songs. Sometimes with a 70's Hammond progressive rock sound. Each song has it's adventures and despite of the length, they don't get bored.

Summary: The band is not an Opeth-clone, but there are influences. Despite their start in 2004, the songs are already rather mature. I hear throughout the music also influences of Anathema, Cradle of Filth, the Gathering (Always-period) and Opeth. Influences according to the band: from 70's progressive rock to death metal, from doom to jazz-fusion and back again!

Still you can hear that there is a lot of work to do, but this demo is a good indication for the future.

Curious, check‘em out!

01. The Seventh Sphere
02. Black Dawn
Label: None
Provided by: Dimaeon
Artwork rating: 60/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: December 30th 2007
Website: www.dimaeon.com