Origin: Norway  
Genres: Black Metal
Last update/review: March 26, 2005

Dismal Euphony

After repeated listens to all four of Dismal Euphony's full-length albums, they remain a difficult band to describe or pigeon-hole. Their early roots are clearly in black metal, but even Soria Moria Slott, the album with the most traditional black metal sound, doesn't fit the mold -- indeed, with its muted guitars, lush keyboards, and female vocals (clean, alternating with a black metal rasp by the bassist), this is one of the most relaxed and laidback black metal albums to be found. Autumn Leaves (the BNR pick for their best album) beefs up the sound, but retains the orchestration of the first album while beginning to distance itself from the black metal tag. Following some key lineup changes was All Little Devils, and here is where most of the black metal elements (save the male vocals) disappear, yet their style remains forceful and dynamic. Clearly not a band afraid of experimentation, as the techno of "Splendid Horror" (from Autumn Leaves) or the strange western flavor of "Flyineye" (from Python Zero) can attest. This is a band working on their own terms, and while the results are occasionally uneven, there are more than enough moments where everything does indeed come together. As the four albums are somewhat different in nature, it's difficult to pick one as the most representative of their style, but Autumn Leaves and All Little Devils might be good places to start. The group was never heard from following 2001's Python Zero and is now disbanded.

Last Lineup

Anja Natasha


Ole K. Helgesen


Frode Clausen

guitars (Gehenna)

Sven Aksel Henriksen


Kristoffer Austrheim


Former Members/Guests

Keltziva (Linn Achre Tveit)


Elin Overskott

keyboards RIP: September 6, 2004, heroin overdose, age 24


Spellbound  EP
1995 Napalm
  1. A Winter's Tale
  2. Spellbound
  3. The mournful Silence
  • Keltziva
  • Ole K. Helgesen
  • Elin Overskott
  • Kristoffer Austrheim

Soria Moria Slott  
1996 Napalm
  1. Prolog
  2. Et Vintereventyr
  3. Natten L?ftet Sitt Tunge Ansikt ...
  4. Alvedans
  5. Fortidssjeledrepte?
  6. Trollbundet
  7. Ekko
  8. Isgrav, Det Siste Hvilested
  9. Epilog
  • Keltziva
  • Ole K. Helgesen
  • Elin Overskott
  • Kristoffer Austrheim

Autumn Leaves - The Rebellion Of Tides  
1997 Napalm
  1. An Autumn Leaf In The Circles Of Time
  2. Simply Dead
  3. A Thousand Rivers
  4. Mistress Tears
  5. Carven
  6. Spire
  7. In Rememberance Of A Shroud
  8. Splendid Horror
  • Keltziva
  • Ole K. Helgesen
  • Frode Clausen
  • Elin Overskott
  • Kristoffer Austrheim

All Little Devils  
1999 Nuclear Blast
  1. Days Of Sodom
  2. Rage Of Fire
  3. Victory
  4. All Little Devils
  5. Lunatic
  6. Psycho Path
  7. Shine For Me, Misery
  8. Scenario
  9. Dead Words
  • Anja Natasha
  • Ole K. Helgesen
  • Frode Clausen
  • Kristoffer Austrheim

Lady Ablaze  EP
2000 Nuclear Blast
  1. Lady Ablaze
  2. Abandon
  3. Cabinet Bizarre
  4. 150 MP/H
  5. Bortgang
  • Anja Natasha
  • Ole K. Helgesen
  • Frode Clausen
  • Kristoffer Austrheim

Python Zero  
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Critical Mass
  2. Python Zero
  3. Zentinel
  4. Magma
  5. Birth reverse
  6. Needle
  7. Plasma Pool
  8. Flyineye
  • Anja Natasha
  • Ole K. Helgesen
  • Frode Clausen
  • Sven Aksel Henriksen
  • Kristoffer Austrheim

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