25 Years Ago: DISSECTION complete The Somberlain

Daily Noise - 6 March 2018

25 Years Ago: DISSECTION complete The Somberlain

25 Years Ago: DISSECTION complete The Somberlain


We will also try to get DISSECTION to a point where we can't get more melancholic, dark , evil, atmospheric and brutal. I mean, the metal of Death is limitless if you conspire with evil! THERE ARE NO LIMITS!
- Jon Nödtveidt / Dissection interview, Slayer zine #10, 1994

Recorded at Dan Swanö's Hellspawn (Unisound) Studio, DISSECTION completed their debut LP, The Somberlain, on this day in 1993.

When we compose our music we unlock the gates to our perpetual uncontrolled feelings. It is not only music, but also emotions, aggression, hate despair, sorrow, evil..... Things that normal people would call extreme, but we find beautiful! If we affect other peoples emotions, then it's great. We want especially depressed beings to listen to our music, and influence them to step over the border.... life/death..... Basically we're glad as long as people enjoy what we do and find our music interesting.
- Jon Nödtveidt / Dissection interview, Slayer zine #10, 1994

The album was released at the end of the year by Tomas Nyqvist's No Fashion Records.

"Feathers Fell", which is the last one on the album, was originally written with a poem to it. It symbolises the death of the very last goodness. It was recorded in it's original version on the 2nd demo. Also it's pretty obvious what the acoustic stuff at the end of "Heaven's Damnation" symbolises.... The other two acoustic pieces doesn't really symbolise anything directly, but I think they fit in well between the distortion pandemonium.
- Jon Nödtveidt / Dissection interview, Slayer zine #10, 1994