From its conception in 2006 and throughout the years, epic crunching metal wrought with somber melodies has been the trademark of the band. Blending the raw and ice-cold nerve of the Scandinavian black metal scene with a distinct nod and apt sensitivity towards the melancholic touch of the British doom scene of the nineties.
DALIT hails from the southern parts of Norway, and have been serving accolades for the wretched for nearly 15 years. Equipped with lyrics soaked in the philosophy of suffering and oppression, combined with its unique take on Scandinavian doom, the band appears quite unique among its European peers.
In 2009, their selftitled debut-album DALIT was released through Endtime Productions to worldwide acclaim. Being in the realms of Doom-metal, the music is somber but with a longing for hope.
“This is music for those that like their funeral dark and more bleak than usual”
-Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir)
After playing a few exclusive shows, the band started working on their second album. This was an on-going process that took years, but finally DESCENT was released in 2015/2016. Also through Endtime Productions. Reviews were very positive, mentioning an additional vibe from post-rock and Black Sabbath to the band’s crushing Doom-metal. This led to another series of live-shows in Norway and Germany.
“In Descent […] DALIT have managed to bring a variety of other styles and sounds into a mix with the heaviness of doom metal, creating a soundscape with many layers and many twists and turns that keep the listener interested. The result is one of those albums that you can listen to over and over without becoming bored”
-John Jackson (mauce.nl)
The band is currently planning a higher frequency of live-shows abroad, and is working on their third release.
Cato Gulaker – Drums
Erlend Trengereid – Guitars
Jon Ivar Larsen – Guitars
Eirik Hellem – Vocals & Bass