Descent Artist: Dalit
5. The Hand of Phineas
Descending down the golden path of old into the pits of dismay, Dalit open the gates to Purgatory. Descent, the 2016 sophomore album from Norway's Masters of Melancholy, provides a perfectly wrought offering for those yearning for release. Over six opuses, Dalit sweeps our tired souls into the wastelands of desolation, relentlessly driving us to consider our fragile human position in life and death. Taking us on a journey of primordial emotions their intricate melodic textures offer an all-encompassing experience elegantly wrapped in a layer of heavy death soaked introspective doom. Mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna), the expertly crafted full length Descent poetically stirs our souls to think beyond our flesh and blood and gaze into the eternal world of remembrance.