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.