I didn't care for it at first, but "Promulgation" has really grown on me. the "purifying" ep is still my favorite thing they've done though. i could listen to another LP's worth of tracks like "auguring an eternal war"
Seriously one of the best death metal bands out there. They take their time with each release and it's always worth it. They manage to sound heavy and disturbing as hell without sounding sterile or soulless.
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.
"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.