The second album from NC USA's Däng has arrived!
PROG METAL ZONE had this to say this about "Mönstrum Ex Machina": "Progressive Doom Metal (damn, is this sophomore album from North Carolina's Däng one hell of a great ride of old-school doom with the passion and sophistication of modern prog and even some cool gothic industrial menace. A very unique band that's really making waves these days.)" Others agree: "multidimensional and demanding music" [METAL DAZE], "a fantastic trad doom epic" [THELIZARDINBLACK], "excellent" [WHIPLASH].
"Mönstrum Ex Machina" is a 5 song epic that shows all four members of the band contributing to the writing, and a confident and unique sound is present throughout. The subject matter from Däng's second offering deals with the beasts of Greek mythology, and the music involves technical and progressive touches without sacrificing any of the doomy metal leanings and power for which the band have become known. "Mönstrum Ex Machina" is a deeply immersive heavy rock record. Distibuted in Europe by No Remorse Records.
Here are some reviews of the debut album from Däng, "Tartarus: The Darkest Realm", released 2014 CD and double gatefold vinyl, No Remorse Records, Greece]:
VS Webzine France "...think of Joy Division and The Mission and sometimes in the most melodic accents Ian Astbury (The Cult). Natural production...a very pleasant surprise in these times of compulsive disorder supercharging and suits perfectly to the world of music while giving a real identity to the group."
Pure Metal (Poland)--8 of 10
"...over fifty minutes of classical pain, old school , very epic doom metal with lots of hard rock."
MetalMessage "...the stoic staged debut album " Tartarus : The Darkest Realm" already has a character all its own."
Metal-Temple 8 of 10 "...DÄNG have released a great debut album, one that has many layers of complexities that can’t be fully understood at a first listen, it begs to be listened several times to fully understand it, something that I will gladly do."
Prog Metal Zone "Progressive Metal (amazing, very heavy and deliciously evil concept album about the inhabitants of Hades. Kind of like Black Sabbath crossed with Tool and a bit of a dark gothic inspiration. Just buy it!)"...