Releasedate: 2012; Label: Hypnotic Dirge Records
By: Sabine van Gameren
Subterranean Disposition is an experimental Death/Doom project formation from Australia. The selftitled album that is released right now, can be seen as a follow up on the Insomnius Dei album “Illusions of Silence” of which the man behind the project, Terry Vainoras, was also part of.
It does not come easily, this release is one that throws you right into the darkness from the beginning and it takes it time to get to the essence of it, so you need to invest some time to get into it. The atmosphere you will find is built with the soft sounds of a guitar combined with more violent sounds from deep vocals. The contrast in that gives a great field of tension that keeps you listening throughout. In the album there is a collaboration with Phoebe Pinnock for some female voices, but this addition is maybe not that needed here. Yet it seems to light it up a bit, either a break into the misery or something that breaks the atmosphere. One of the highlights of the album is “The Most Subtle of Storms” where some saxophone is added to the sound. Now bands like Shining and Ihsahn made the saxophone a hot item into metal to create some extra, it is here used in a way that it has a good value to the sound. The final track of the album “Wailing My Keen” summarizes all you have heard which gives you the chance to fall for it. This release is one you love on those dark days and may need it’s time to grow. But all worth it!
01. Between Apes and Angels
02. Prolong This Agony
03. Seven Sisters of Sleep
04. The Most Subtle of Storms
05. Wailing My Keen