With Sweden’s Night Flight Orchestra reinvigorating the sheen of slick ‘70s rock music, Inverse Records get in on that act with Death’s-Head And The Space Allusion. The band founded in 2016 in Oulu, Finland, is a combination of melody, metal and clean vocals. The band has released two singles and an EP and now releases the debut album The Counterbalance.
This originally named band has an interesting way of infusing their music with melodies, metal and the raging spirit of rock with its guitar solos, with a progressive touch. Familiar atmospheres and vibes from the ‘80s come from analogue synthesizers. The band has members from several bands including To/Die/For, Burning Point, Antipope and Downstone.
DHATSA’s debut album The Counterbalance is a perfectly considered package of melodic and heavy. Everything has been carefully constructed to the detail. Lyrics have almost been woven in to the concept album. “Today’s world is in many ways a sick world. People and the image of our world has changed and twisted without people even noticing it. Sickness has become a standard. All the madness and the crooked and arrogant sphere of thoughts have produced fierce and powerful texts, but it is best when they are veiled in indirect lyrics. It is good that people find these things and grievances themselves by reading and listening the lyrics. Experiences from my own life and a few major crises have produced a well of inspiration for me. You cannot be too direct though. That could lead to a whole new area of problems!”
“Musically we have found our own way with this debut. The music holds a lot of elements and our original addition to the heavy guitars and riffs comes from the sounds of ‘80s analogue synthesizers and sequencers. They are a big part of the band’s sound and create a futuristic atmosphere. The music itself is heavy and there won’t be any massive speed efforts. The attitude and technicality of Valtteri’s melodic singing is a magnificent thing to hear and it is the cherry on the cake that is our music. This combination creates a perfect package for a friend of melodic metal!”