Dissenting Minds – Arcane Shadow Song Review

Today we are featuring a promising death metal band, DISSENTING MINDS, from Greece. I have reviewed their song, Arcane Shadow, along with its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Dissenting Minds is a promising post-death metal band I discovered about two months ago with this song, “Arcane Shadow“, which was released on August 20, 2021. Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.

Arcane Shadow, without a doubt, is an impressive song with so many good things about it in general. First of all, I’d like to admit that I am very impressed with my fellow Greek metal musicians and bands. Their metal scene has always been tight in history, and still doing great. Dissenting Minds is an important figure, already with their only debut album release in my opinion. This established sound from a debut album is not something that industry leaders would expect to hear from an up and coming band, even more special when they aren’t based in the U.S., the UK or central Europe.

Dissenting Minds have already settled their character in their music. Even though they have similarities in many ways with other bands, listening to Arcane Shadow alone was enough for me to be sure of their potential as a collective. First of all, when you listen to Arcane Shadow for the first time, the song makes the immediate impact with its storming opening. The message here is so on point, everything happens around it all along the way. This characteristic feature here is unlike any death or black metal out there, and this is one of the important characteristics of this band. They have blended some of the doom metal / post metal elements with old school death metal (and a little bit black), came up with an impressive collage.


The technical side of the work flawlessly transmits the energy to the listener. Hands down. I don’t think this song would be this impressive without the necessary attention to details, approach and right decisions. They have done a fantastic job by giving life to such music. First of all, the atmosphere is absolutely stunning. It immediately reminded me of movie soundtracks with its vast space. Secondly, instruments in perfect harmony. Nothing is too much or too low, everything is on point. And lastly, vocals blend in perfectly, in its own characteristic way. And that’s it!

When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I am impressed by Dissenting Minds. Arcane Shadow is a fantastic job as a debut, these Greek gentlemen immediately make you feel how much they can prove. I personally wouldn’t be surprised to see Dissenting Minds playing at Wacken next year, would you?

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In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates DISSENTING MINDS for their impressive single, ARCANE SHADOW, and wishes them the very best in their future careers. Thank you for reading.