DGM

(ITALY)

TRAGIC SEPARATION

(2020)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE METAL

TAGS:
Easy-Listening, Technical
"DGM offers us a finely calibrated melodic metal opus with progressive tendencies that should satisfy fans of the genre."
LYNOTT (12.10.2020)  
4/5
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It had been four years since DGM had visited us. The Italian progressive metal band took their time again to deliver their new offering. To begin with, let us note that the DGM staff has not changed while specifying that the team no longer includes any of the original members. The band of Simone Mulanori, the guitarist, has therefore remained united this time. 

The opus starts with the foot on the gas pedal with a fast 'Flesh And Blood'. The Italians immediately jostle us to literally plunge us into the heart of their concept album dealing with the life paths we take by choice and their consequences. The music played here is one more time a good mix of progressive and melodic metal. This couple, ideally in symbiosis, must give thanks here to the remarkable vocal qualities of Mark Basile. His versatile voice with a metallic content is perfectly adapted to the genre. This osmosis is also due to Mularoni's monumental performance with syncopated riffs characteristic of melodic/progressive metal and melodic and virtuose soli.

No too long instrumental developments here, even if the tracks are long. The constructions are thus rich, but will not trigger untimely yawns due to technical demonstrations. Rather, the will is rather in the search for melodious hooks and strong refrains distilled in the heart of an instrumental base that is alternately muscular and seductive, a sort of marriage between Dream Theater (or Symphony X) and Eclipse (or One Desire). This is the case of the opening title, 'Fate' with beautiful changing melodic structures, or 'Hope', alternately powerful and soothing, which intoxicates us with a catchy chorus. Also noteworthy among the successes are 'Surrender', which chooses to leave its progressive marks in the locker room, the eponymous title close to Kansas on its intro, and 'Curtain', the closing instrumental title, purified, but disarmingly beautiful with its delicate synth keys on a clock ticking background.

Like Vanishing Point's recent new album, DGM offers us a finely calibrated melodic metal opus with progressive tendencies that should satisfy fans of the genre. Technically impressive, melodically fearsome and structurally powerful, "Tragic Separation" should logically count among the best productions of the genre in this year 2020.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Flesh And Blood
02. Surrender
03. Fate
04. Hope
05. Tragic Separation
06. Stranded
07. Land Of Sorrow
08. Silence
09. Turn Back Time
10. Curtain

LINEUP:
Andrea Arcangeli: Basse
Emanuele Casali: Claviers
Fabio Costantino: Batterie
Mark Basile: Chant
Simone Mularoni: Guitares
   
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TORPEDO
13/10/2020
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Même sentiment que Fanzy... Ca joue bien mais les trop nombreuses alternances entre les passages mélodiques et les joutes purement techniques rend l'écoute fatigante voire stressante.
FANZY LE 5EME RAMONE
12/10/2020
 
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De la technique mais pas d'émotion ! Dommage car il semble que les musiciens ont tous les ingrédients pour réussir... Moi, ça ne m'émeut pas pour l'instant !
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