Review by JD on February 20, 2009.
I sit in front of my computer, pondering how to explain this Greek metal powerhouse that calls itself Dark Vision. I carefully listen to the five song EP I have been given, and now I feel that the words are finally there... and the way is clear on how to explain to the metal mad masses about this Greek metallic explosion.
Dark Vision are a unique mix of extreme Death Metal, damming Black Metal sounds and throw in the oddly razor sharpness of mid-career VoiVod (akin to the 1987 release: "Killing Technology"). I was stunned and also very elated all at once, my senses were battered and bruised by assaulting guitars while those low frequency subterranean bulldozing bass riffs soothed my metal starved heart.
Those vocals... oh damn, let me tell you about these deliciously evil sort of vocals (by lead singer Giannis N). They were gloriously guttural and sandpaper harsh as they were thrown out there with hate fuelling each note that this man could have squeezed out of himself. It was like he was giving every last drop of blood he had in his body to catapult these words out. The last part of the equation was the drums, which sounded like they were the pulse of Satan himself. This is exactly what I had been craving.
They were engaging, volcanically so superb... simply put, they were great. Dark Vision are what the Death/Black metal crossover genre is all about... and it shows how bands like this are bringing it forward and kicking ass at the same time. All of these new bands are cutting a swath through metal right now and are thankfully killing all of the false music that are stupid enough to get in their way.
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Rating: 8.6 out of 10