DANG "Tartarus: The Darkest Realm" [12" 2-LP, Gatefold]
2014 - Progressive Heavy/Doom/Hard Rock from United States
Set to a bleak and harrowing narrative, Dang's "Tartarus: The Darkest Realm" is a progressive metal / hard rock concept record detailing some of the inhabitants of the pit of Hades in Greek mythology. Throughout 7 unique prog-metal entries, Tartarus is detailed vividly in loud and often brutal fashion. A compelling blend of Greek mythology, progressive idealism and gritty, dark rock / metal. An album that dwells in the borders of progressive, doom and heavy rock. The darkly melodic vocals, howling ambient touches, and old-school riffs set this band apart from modern hard rock. Dang produces a massive sound at times reminiscent of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Danzig, Tool, with a knowing nod to more gothic bands like The Mission UK.