Release date: November 1995
Style: Melodic death metal, Melodic black metal


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Disc I
01. At The Fathomless Depths
02. Night's Blood
03. Unhallowed
04. Where Dead Angels Lie
05. The Feathers Fell [Japanese bonus]
06. Retribution - Storm Of The Light's Bane
07. Thorns Of Crimson Death
08. Soulreaper
09. No Dreams Breed In Breathless Sleep

Disc II [2006 Re-release bonus]
01. At The Fathomless Depths [Alternate version]
02. Night's Blood [Alternate version]
03. Unhallowed [Alternate version]
04. Where Dead Angels Lie [Alternate version]
05. Retribution - Storm Of The Light's Bane [Alternate version]
06. Feathers Fell [Alternate version]
07. Thorns Of Crimson Death [Alternate version]
08. Soulreaper [Alternate version]
09. No Dreams Breed In Breathless Sleep [Alternate version]
10. Night's Blood
11. Retribution - Storm Of The Light's Bane
12. Elisabeth Bathory [Tormentor cover]
13. Where Dead Angels Lie [demo]
14. Antichrist [Slayer cover]
15. Son Of The Mourning

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Lyrics (8)

Jon Andreas "Shadow" Nödtveidt - vocals, guitars
Johan Norman - guitars
Peter Palmdahl - bass
Ole Christian "Bone W. Machine" Öhman - drums

Additional musicians:
Alexandra Balogh - piano
Tony "IT" Särkkä - vocals
Erik "Legion" Hagstedt - vocals

Staff review by

Dissection is a cult name in the world of extreme metal. In a time when Euronymous and the Inner Circle had declared war to false black and death metal, "The Somberlain" and the first demos of the band exploded like dynamites in the underground scene combining the groove and aggression of death metal with the essence and grim feeling of black metal. Jon Nodtveidt and his nocturnal companions had achieved something extremely difficult for the current time, they had become acceptable by both the death and black metal audience shaking the underground scene.

published 26.12.2004 | Comments (30)

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Pauleto - 06.04.2010 at 10:23  
  Album "Storm Of The Light' Bane" plus "The Somberlain" are best scrapbooks DISSECTION.
DISSECTION is unfeigned jewel Swedish Melodic Death Metal!
Got Mayhem? - 26.06.2010 at 19:02  
Rating: 10 Truly one of the greatest albums of all time. Every aspect of this album puts forth incredible emotion into the listener. Quite possibly as close to a flawless album as anyone will ever get. If you haven't heard this, you need to. Right now.
Aetherius - 13.08.2010 at 09:07  
Rating: 10 It is amazing.
Misanthrope - 14.09.2010 at 12:43  
Rating: 10 This album is Melodic, aggressive, pounding, and extremely amazing. This album has all the elements from every genre almost. Hail Dissection and Jon !
JÄY - 25.01.2011 at 05:44  
Rating: 10 Damn japanese strike again....
MechanisT - 06.03.2011 at 19:48  
  THE black metal album, for me.
BeastOfMetal456 - 12.08.2011 at 14:54  
  From one track till now, it sounds very epic. With great vocals too. And good production.
K†ulu - 12.08.2011 at 15:09  
Rating: 9
Written by MechanisT on 06.03.2011 at 19:48

THE black metal album, for me.

I agree.
moben - 11.10.2011 at 21:27  
  Awesome album!
FreddeSwede - 17.10.2011 at 20:03  
Rating: 10 Problably the best black metal album (and band) ever.
begunia - 14.11.2011 at 00:06  
  This is amazing album. I like every song of it.
Cuca Beludo - 03.02.2012 at 18:35  
  Great piece of melodic black metal. I am enjoying every second of it.
pyrz - 28.04.2012 at 02:59  
Rating: 10 Very intense album.
Dentura - 13.06.2012 at 06:25  
Rating: 10 One of the best albums of its era, One of the biggest pieces of my CD collection, Storm of the Light's Bane is one of the greatest albums ever made in extreme metal.
scapeplan - 12.10.2012 at 22:53  
  This and At The Heart Of Winter are easily my favorite black metal albums of all time.
In_tallica - 06.11.2012 at 22:58  
Rating: 10 Unquestionably the best album ever created. Magical, spritual and utter destructive, yet so magnificant and beautiful.
popmik - 05.04.2013 at 17:44  
Rating: 10 Blew my mind away! a black metal release that's so packed with emotions and yet so brutal deserves a 10 totally!
Azazel - 05.04.2013 at 19:14  
Rating: 10 One of the greatest metal albums ever. The epitome of epic! When i saw Dissection live, every hair on my body stood on end during Thorns of Crimson Death. Absolute masterpiece.
tludmetal - 20.02.2014 at 02:29  
Rating: 10 Best album ever!
Nick K. - 20.02.2014 at 15:54  
Written by tludmetal on 20.02.2014 at 02:29

Best album ever!

I see where you're coming from. Its definitely one of the best music ever recorded.
deadone - 21.02.2014 at 00:25  
Rating: 5 Never liked Dissection. Their sound grates so much.
Lit. - 07.04.2014 at 19:22  
Written by scapeplan on 12.10.2012 at 22:53

This and At The Heart Of Winter are easily my favorite black metal albums of all time.

This, along with Nemesis Divina and The Work Which Transforms God for me.

If this album is THE black metal album, then Where Dead Angel Lie is THE black metal song for me.
musicalkaratekid - 11.06.2014 at 22:08  
Rating: 9 I love the band's debut album as well, but I prefer Storm of the Light's Bane by a margin. This album basically has one of my favourite ever extreme metal songs ("Thorns of Crimson Death", which I instantly found memorable, and the others are almost just as brilliant too.

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