Background/Info: “Disease” was originally released in 1996 on Art Konkret. Driven by Peter Nyström (also involved with other projects such as Negru Pvlse, Kristoffer Nyströms Orkester ao) Megaptera became a reference in dark-ambient, obscure cinematographic and death-industrial music. This new edition has been remastered by Henrik Nordvargr Björkk and features one extra song.
Content: “Disease” brings us back to Megaptera at its best! It remains pure dark-ambient music accomplished with bombast sound, epic arrangements à la In slaughter Natives, bouncing drones and tormented atmospheres. The extra cut perfectly fits to the work and is an extra part from the track “The Squire Goes Insane”.
+ + + : The artwork has been completely changed and looks really artistic; this is a great digipak featuring artistic pictures. Sound-wise Megaptera invites the listener to join an imaginary universe of darkness and stupor. It indeed is a work with a strong visual appeal, which is instigated by the perfect mix between all elements of the production. The epic arrangements are adding some drama, the drones create a delicious vibrating sensation and the chilling atmospheres are very efficient.
– – – : “Disease” is an absolute great piece of music, but maybe missing the absolute climax to speak about a referential opus.
Conclusion: This is a noticeable album in the dark-ambient genre, which will please all of those who maybe missed “Disease”, but still a nice gift for the biggest fans because of the new package and artwork plus the extra cut.
Best songs: “Disoriented”, “The Passage To Your Evil Dreams”.