For an American Depressive black metal album, or more accurately a work of the "ambient psychotic," Dhampyr's White Fire Laudanum feels definitive, in a league with the best tracks from Marks of the Masochist and Xasthur; perhaps even surpassing them in terms of song composition (in this humble label's opinion!) It's a record that feels like a walk through a room full of cobwebs, and those thumps on the floor and ceiling are too jarring for one to possibly get a wink of sleep. The sadness is engufing; the melodies are bleak and baroque, while still packing a punch, also bringing vintage Burzum to mind. Songs like "Dans la Souffrance" will haunt you with their with absorbing, tortured refrains. Prison Tatt is proud and honored to present the first physical release for this band, consisting of all-new material by Dhampyr, who otherwise eschew most label affiliations.
released April 30, 2011
Xosfur (Harley L.) - Vocals, Guitar, Bass & Synth
Ronald "Armand" Andruchuk - Drums, Artwork