Dirge are a band from France that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric mixture of industrial, sludge and post metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Alma | Baltica" which was released by Division Records.
Atmospheric drones start off the album while the music also gets very experimental at times along with a small amount of clean playing as well as the music also mixing in a great amount of post rock elements and after awhile drum beats start making their presence known on the recording.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the second track brings in elements of industrial onto the recording along with some touches of ambient and when bass guitars are added into the music they are very powerful sounding, female vocals and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly as well as the music also bringing in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal once guitar riffing is added into the album and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard on a later song.
Dige plays a musical style on this recording that takes industrial, ambient, experimental sludge, doom and post metal and mixes them together to create something very original while keeping a great portion of the music instrumental and the production sounds very professional.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dirge and if you are a fan of experimental, industrial, ambient, doom, sludge and post metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Red Dawn Tibesti" and "Pure". 8 out of 10.