Guide my Fury

1. Guide My Fury
2. Harbinger
3. My Head, My Prison
4. Pitch-Black Morning
5. My Head, My Prison (Orchestral Version)

Valtteri Halkola – vocals
Jaakko Yli-Sorvari – lead guitar
Mikael Haapala – rhythm guitar
Elias Halkola – bass
Samppa Raittila – drums

Poltetun veden pinta (2015)

Juha-Matti Länsimäki - vocals on My Head, My Prison

Orchestrations by Santeri Peltomäki
Recording, mixing and mastering
by Santeri Peltomäki, Entropy Studio Finland
Cover art and design by E. Halkola

Released 2017-08-25
Reviewed 2017-09-28

inverse records

Dimman could mean “The Fog” in Swedish or it could be a band of eager Finnish youngsters who likes classic melodic death metal of the Finnish kind. Guide my Fury is their second EP and it has a somewhat green look and four songs, five track where the final one is an orchestral version of the one of the four. It is eighteen minutes long and it makes for some easy listening I think, but it sounds quite a bit familiar – perhaps they are a bit too influenced by their heroes.

It is all about the melodic death metal, moulded from the Finnish form of the genre. Quite melodic, catchy with the rather typical Finnish raspy vocal style that often is heard in other Finnish melodic death metallers. The production is good, the vocals could have been better and there isn’t that much in their music that can be described as unique or innovative. A bit short perhaps, only eighteen minutes makes the EP end very quickly, perhaps a little bit too quickly.

A quite likeable EP in my view, perhaps not overly impressive or fantastic but it has some good songs, some strong musical performances and a generally likeable sound. The best track is the one that you get both in a regular and orchestral version where the regular version probably is the best one. The problem is probably that they don’t really stand out from the rest of what we get to hear in this genre, and they are not anywhere near as good as the best ones either. It really shows more promise than actually quality.

I think Dimman has put together a nice little product; four good and solid songs do they offer and they have been quite nice to listen to. But if they want to be more relevant in the future they need to find something of their own style something that makes them stand out from the crowds of similar bands. I think that if you are into Finnish melodic death metal should have a look at this EP, you will probably like it as it offers some solid music.




Label: Inverse Records
Three similar bands: Kalmah/Amorphis/Insomnium

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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