The End Records is now selling special edition re-releases of Dissection's entire catalog!
Among their Swedish-metal brethren, Dissection tends to be mentioned as almost an afterthought next to Gothenburg legends like In Flames, Dark Tranquility, and At the Gates. Perhaps it's telling then that their hometown of Strömstad actually sits much closer to the border with Norway, as their more blackened-form of metal (along with their lyrical content), feels at least slightly more at home with the 2nd-wave inner-circle bands of the early 90's.
Then there's the fact that the band only has three full-length albums, and of course there's the controversial legacy of lead-singer Jon Nödtveidt. But leaving all of that aside, Dissection's music remains an essential part of Scandinavian black metal and death metal. When listening to a classic like Storm of the Light's Bane, you can immediately hear something more grandiose and theatrical to the band's music, even as it retains the menacing aggression wrought by only the best in extreme metal.
Songs like Night's Blood and Where Dead Angels Lie are due to enthrall and entrance anyone who appreciates blood curdling vocals and crushing riffs, even if you don't identify with the band's philosophy of misanthropic, anti-cosmic…whatever it was.
So if you're a longtime fan looking for some cool collector's items or someone stumbling across the band for the first time, check out the selection at The Omega Order.
And! For more on Dissection's 1993 release, The Somberlain, check out Jeremy's article on it from 2012 where he declares it Essential Black Metal Listening! Indeed!