Release date: January 27, 2014
Set to a bleak and harrowing narrative, Dang's "Tartarus: The Darkest Realm" is a progressive metal / hard rock concept record detailing some of the inhabitants of the pit of Hades in Greek mythology. Throughout 7 unique prog-metal entries, Tartarus is detailed vividly in loud and often brutal fashion. A compelling blend of Greek mythology, progressive idealism and gritty, dark rock / metal.
An album that dwells in the borders of progressive, doom and heavy rock.
The darkly melodic vocals, howling ambient touches, and old-school riffs set this band apart from modern hard rock. Dang produces a massive sound at times reminiscent of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Danzig, Tool, with a knowing nod to more gothic bands like The Mission UK.
Dang were chosen to be on Prog Magazine (Classic Rock UK) best unsigned bands' awards (October 2013).
8 out of 10 (Metal Hammer GR)
8 out of 10 (Metal Temple GR)
CD comes with 20 pages booklet including the great cover art of Scott Woodard, additional art by Brian Beaver and lyrics.