Evoking the cold fury of emotive progressive Black Metal powerhouses like Woods Of Desolation and the warmer approach of artists such as Panopticon is Chicago’s own Dismalimerence. A blistering yet somehow beautiful Black Metal outfit whose origins date back to the year 2011 and a dark time in the life of front man and guitar player Elijah Cirricione. The band’s eight track debut full length Tome: 1 puts Dismalimerence in place to be a group to be acknowledged in the US Black Metal scene. The album is available June 26, 2020 via Transcending Records.The track Negligence,
Cirriccione began to craft the album that would become the group’s debut full length, Tome: 1, when going through what can only be described as an emotionally crushing period of his life time. Although the band took the backseat for a few years, in 2018 Dismalimerence took shape and finished Tome: 1 through the addition of guitar player Matt Mifflin, bassist Craig Hamburger, and drummer Joey Casillas. The quartet have gained a considerable following in the metal scene of their home city of Chicago, playing a multitude of shows with bands such as SepticFlesh, Ensiferum, and Saor.