On the verge of a new year, DALIT has chosen to unleash their new album MOKSHA, to make sure we all get a fresh start from the chaos-ridden 2020.
Eight tracks of sorrow-laden metal, filled to the brim with epic melancholy will be released upon the earth on the 15th of January, 2021.
Mixed and mastered by Endre Kirkesola (Abbath, Green Carnation), the album will be released digitally on Bandcamp, Spotify, Tidal etc.
It forms a voyage through the darkest corners of the human mind, now and then carefully sprinkled with scattered rays of light – varying from thundering riffs and blasting metal, to the more tender strokes of clean vocals and soaring guitar harmonies.
Musically, the record continues the musical landscapes mapped out on their previous efforts, yet at the same time find themselves exploring new landscapes at the fringes of sonic brutality and melancholy, firmly combined and backed up by a plethora of minor chords.
The title MOKSHA refers to the idea of salvation equals being released from the chains of life, present in so many eastern religions. Sadly, for too many among us, this principle implies/represents a truth of life, regardless of religious affiliations. Moreover, their suffering is most often rooted in the neglect and exploitations of others. As most of the songs on the record represent perspectives on this rite of passage, the journey from life to death, in every human life, the title combines the various the lyrical themes into a single one: If life is suffering, and death without rebirth equals salvation, something is terribly wrong with how we value, tend to, and nourish human lives.
MOKSHA will certainly not keep you warm through the winter to come, but embodies a fine and thought-provoking companion on your journey towards a brave new (Covid-free) world, and hopefully beyond.