Dys Inbunden was born as a one-man project in 2012 in order to create the most nihilistic and death obsessed band ever. In 2013 he released a first effort, Pandemonium Unchained. At this time, Dys Inbunden had become a duo with Gefandi Ör Andlät on vocals and lead guitar, and Magister Nocturnal on bass, piano and orchestrations. The band is currently looking for a drummer and a guitar player in order to create some live incantations.
For the main part, and I mean about ninenty percent of the time, this album is a ferocious attack on your sanity. Dys Inbunden really sounds as if they come from another world, a bleak, aggressive and downright evil world. The drums sound inhumane, continuously pounding the blastbeats into the listener's skull. Even when the tempo goes down for a very short while, the drums are almost trance inducing in their repetitive and punishing nature.
The voices range from the grimm Marduk growls to furious Cradle Of Filth-like rants of dismay and abhorrence. Here and there clean vocals are used in a way some pagan metal bands do, as a sort of mantra. Yet, the majority of voices are brutal shrieks of torture and despair in the best black metal tradition. In fact, the entire album honors the genre by incorporating influences from all eras, from the punk and thrash induced speed, over the Scandinavian bleakness, to the modern, bombastic sound.
What strikes me the most, especially in the intense 'Opus Misanthropy', is the crushing sound of the bass guitar. While most instruments and vocals focus in infiltrating the head and soul, the bass reaches into the listener's stomach, filling it with a thunderous sound. Together with the (almost industrial) drums, it creates a solid backbone for the wickedness in the guitars and vocals.
At times it seems Dys Inbunden is about to drown in the musical chaos they created. There's flashes of uncontrollabe welter, sounds that suddenly appear or disappear. However, these lapses are quickly dragged back into the powerful sound. They also reinforce the vile nature of this outstanding opus. The songwriting ability of Dys Inbunden is immense. These aren't just songs, these are anthems and opusses (opi?) of a very high quality and from a very misantropic point of view.