Dusk - _Mourning... Resurrect_
(Lost Disciple, 2002)
by: Aaron McKay (9 out of 10)
Almost totally unknown to me until this dark beauty arrived in the mail, I've been trapped by Dusk's obscure extravagance. From what I understand from the CD inlay, Dusk, who have since disbanded, just happened to be one of the very first outfits Lost Disciple stocked in its mail order infancy. From what I've heard on _Mourning... Resurrect_, I am absolutely certain I would have clamored for more from Dusk. The heaviest cuts from Gorguts mixed with some Coercion and Cianide complete with heavy-handed deadened drum beats. This kind of material works me up into a frenzy. The well-timed and atmospheric placement of the synth and ambient chant puts _Mourning... Resurrect_ nearly at the top of anything done doom-oriented before or since Dusk. While I chose not to, a listener could successfully argue a My Dying Bride correlation. I rather think that is an off-handed, novice comparison doing little to shed much light on the masterful work Dusk was responsible for. While there are eleven tracks present, I will openly admit my admiration for the band's 1994 self-titled effort -- overwhelming in its totality and murky milieu. Upon listening to _Mourning... Resurrect_ time and time again, I rue the passing of such a talented band, but thanks to Lost Disciple (and Rich), Dusk's heritage will go on.

(article published 12/4/2002)


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