Dark Helm released an obscenely awesome progressive death metal album this past Christmas, and wow the Indian band really put on quite a show. Let’s say the country has their own Rivers Of Nihil. These guys not only blend progressive death metal and rock with some psychedelic influences…..but what really drew me in was authenticity to their home. There’s all sorts of cool sitar and other Indian instruments added into their extremely deep and impressive sound. Don’t worry, the guys bring plenty of heavy along with that awesome sound of theirs.
Dhairya Anand – Vocals
Shubhrayu De – Bass
Mohanish Deshmukh – Guitars
To already add to their wild sound, there’s also some keyboards that widen their sound even more. Everything about this album is fantastic from energetic vocals, killer rhythm and beautiful guitar work. India is pumping out some solid music right meow with Orchid and Coma Rossi being two of my first discoveries. Just like Indonesia, I think i’m starting to develop a soft spot for India and is motivating me to want to promote their music more. When Dhairya sings, it’s like that classic 70’s psychedelic prog sound mixed with a big Steven Wilson influence. And let me tell you how cool the layered sitar sounds when he’s singing, just wow. There’s even hand drums too, if you were curious. I can’t ramble on enough on how great Dark Helm is, and how artistic they are. This isn’t another metal band trying to fit in, they’re truly unique and I strongly suggest you give them a chance. Check out the album right here.