There's really nothing special about DC's production, just a typical revival OSDM mix that would hardly compensate for mediocre songwriting if DC didn't have the riffs and compositions to back it up. The band is nothing original or revolutionary, but utilize their influences well without sounding like an utter replica of any of them and write solid riffs. That's about as much as I can ask from a extreme metal band these days.
C was definitely a step down from B, A, and the demos, but DC does not really sound like Morbid Angel as much as Incantation on Diabolical Conquest (their best album, imo) with some Here in After-era Immolation thrown into the mix. I also don't understand the complaints about their songs riding on grimy, "funereal" sounding production, considering all of their stuff is produced rather clearly. You can make that complaint about say....Impetuous Ritual, Portal, or Ritual Necromancy as being directionless reverbcore, but Dead Congregation appeals primarily on the strength of their riffs, as far as I'm concerned.
Dead Congregation are awesome and the new album rules, suicide_mouse is just a stupid faggot with no real taste or appreciation for metal. He likes Morbid Angel but is too much of a brain-dead retard to realize that they are a direct continuation of the C/D era Morbid Angel sound, yet are more skilled than MA during that era at certain things like stitching albums together and creating a more crushing atmosphere.
"That of uninspired music acting under the banner of metal" Please tell us more about how the Enlightenment-smashing, atavistic, negroid-free Super Nintendo-inspired synths of Daudi Baldrs represent the true logical progression of metal.
new album is not far from excellence and i anyway like it more than their previous...has massive influences and similarities to incantation's diabolical conquest and immolation's unholy cult, which makes it a rare kind of combination...i love the unholy cult-ish parts much more.
"They are simply re-purposing the components of Onward to Golgotha without actually making something, like, uh, you know, new" Isn't that exactly what Imprecation did on their latest album? Repurpose everything they did on Theurgia Goetia Summa except with baby-ass clean production and slightly more technical riffs? Didn't your god-emperor Prozak slobber over it regardless? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black here
Like Incantation themselves, they have done nothing of substance that hasn't been done by the first Incantation album. They are simply re-purposing the components of Onward to Golgotha without actually making something, like, uh, you know, new