Bismarck’s follow up album, Oneiromancer, will become the soundtrack for your late night DMT-fueled trips through the psychosphere. Their opening song, Tahaghghogh Resalat, is a call to prayer–beckoning the listener towards the noises of maracas and traditionals drum with only a hint of the Doom heavy drone underlying the middle-eastern influenced percussions and singing. This introduction acts both to lull you into a sense of comfort and set the seeds for your expectations to be ripped away. Tahaghghogh Resalat is followed by an attack of death-metal, with the titular track Oneiromancer, that flows into a psychedelic sludge before giving way to the melodious track, Hara, and then off into a dozen other directions. Bismark executes these transitions in a way that is sure to keep you guessing.
Written by Tony Britvec