Dictator are a solo project from Cyprus that plays a mixture of depressive black, funeral doom metal and dark ambient and this is a review of his 2008 album "Dysangelist" which will be re-issued in 2019 by Aesthetic Death.
Dark ambient style synths and soundscapes start off the album along with some grim sounding whispers a few seconds later while all of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the vocals being mostly depressive black metal screams and the slower riffs are very heavily rooted in funeral doom metal.
The synths also bring in a variety of many different sounding keys while all of the drum beats are programmed along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of dark and depressive sounding melodies as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style, all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts and clean vocals can also be heard and all of the music sticks to a slower direction.
Dictaor plays a musical style that takes depressive black, funeral doom metal and dark ambient and mixes them together to create a sound of his own, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover death, darkness, anti religion, suicide and occultism themes.
In my opinion Dictator is a very great sounding mixture of depressive black, funeral doom metal and dark ambient and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dysangelist" and "Monolithos". 8 out of 10.