Divide And Dissolve - Gas Lit
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Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #291 / 660
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Based on 63 ratings
2021 Ratings: #473
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Gas Lit is an important record from an important band. It doesn’t attempt to make things palatable for you, and nor should it. The record is a provocation to a difficult conversation, one that in all honesty shouldn’t really still have to take place in 2021.


Dissonant yet heavenly, Gas Lit is an album that seethes, soothes, liberates and bewitches in equal measures.

Loud and Quiet
This group means a lot – they’re a tacit reminder that metal’s expressive potential is limitless. Fuck the man-babies: Divide and Dissolve are the coolest thing to happen to metal since Deafheaven.
Divide and Dissolve do a great job of releasing the demons—not the ones of dreams we've just left but the nightmare that begins in the morning living in a world governed by economic racism and the daily grind.
Through glowing stasis and solemn ceremony, Divide and Dissolve’s sonics of despair and destruction have been crafted into a remarkably life-affirming experience, and it’s never been more needed.
The Line of Best Fit
Duo Takiaya Reed and Sylvie Nehill curate their art and utilise their platform to thrust further credence upon ongoing battles against systemic oppression.
Creating an atmosphere that's brooding, anguished, and at times ecstatic, Divide and Dissolve communicate their righteous outrage in a way that doesn't require words to be explicit and effective.
Their conceptual hinterland is sometimes more interesting than their clobbering racket, but both are exhilarating in places.
Divide and Dissolve are a very exciting duo out of Melbourne who have been pushing the boundaries in music concerning decolonisation and decentralisation (hence the band name) for quite some time, and it's great to see them back with a new full length that is as noisy, cathartic, and cruel as we've come to expect.
Divide and Dissolve - Gas Lit

Genre: Drone Metal
Country: Australia

Final Verdict: 52% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 88th / 106

Highlight: Denial

Made me think of:
The Body
Vile Creature
Gas lit no es un mal disco para nada, sólo no es de fácil acceso, le costará encontrar sus seguidores mas no le faltarán; tampoco es que Divide And Dissolve haya buscado cautivar a la gran audiencia. Los veo como una buena de doom ambiental, me hacen pensar mucho en la banda sonora de un filme de horror o un videojuego del mismo género, con su ritmo opresivo, oscuro, profundo. Denial es la canción que más me hace pensar en esa hipótesis, ... read more
Damn boiiiii, this is fat. Everything about this record is huge. Ruminants of respire - one of my faves from last year- and the body - a classic in noise - within this distorted and dark lp. All of these tracks have reasons to be shouted about but denial in particular is a 10/10 track. It makes it impossible stay still while being frightening to the core.

Of course the message behind the art is a big part of this record and I don’t think anyone can dispute how important that is in a ... read more
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Added on: January 13, 2021