Dargonomel – Varkulama (2013)


Behemoth and company move over, today we have Russia’s Dargonomel and their devastating Black/Death Metal debut release “Varkulama”. Delivering over 45 minutes of crushing music, this band has enough power behind their sound to blow the competition away. Filled with hate and brutality, the 11 tracks presented in this release are relentless and uncompromising.

Opening with two songs with atmospheric intros titled “Leviathan retributive” and “From the void this is beyond”, this Russian three-piece delivers unrivaled waves of brutality. Focusing on aggressive riffs, lush drumming, and brutal hate-filled vocals, tracks like “Varkulama” showcase their aggressive power and superior execution skills. The tracks are filled with powerful Death Metal riffs, enough to please any of the genre’s most demanding fans.

Switching between tracks that need intros, and others that just blast away at the listener, “Varkulama” is one very well balanced album that showcases the band’s strengths and avoids being linear at all costs. Some of our favorite tracks in this release include the terrifying “Discrowned”, the punishing “Ave incanus”, and the monumental “Under the bleeding sign” - a very intricate and well-crafted instrumental piece.

 As the album draws to a close with the chilling “Adventum Execratum” and the crushing bonus track “Let the beast out”, we can’t help but wonder how much can this band improve in the future. With a commanding debut full-length, the pressure is on to create an even more powerful and devastating release next. If you like Behemoth and Black/Death Metal releases that have a very solid production with brilliant execution, be sure to get yourself a copy of this release.

Band: Dargonomel Album: Varkulama

Label: More Hate Productions

Release: April 23rd, 2013

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Genre: Black / Death Metal

Country: Russia

Rating: 85/100

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