Released: 2013, Svart Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
After playing this album, tt's not long into the 12 minute intro track that it becomes clear that this new Dark Buddha Rising album is going to be a lengthy affair. With 6, bizarrely 1 lettered named tracks, Dakhmandal is a slightly pretentious effort, and with that comes the sluggish and tiresome result that is this album.
The riffs of guitarist Ajomo are simply too mundane to have the spacey and atmospheric quality necessary for songs of this length to have high praise. There's a piercing absence of colour or imagination in the playing, and that forces one to lose focus, and wish to turn the whole record off for good!
No, this album is not total shit, and if you really are the person, who cannot acquire enough doom, go out and buy it! The rest of us however, may need the patience of a saint and more weed than is humanly possible to consume in order to tolerate all 6 tracks, and I have neither of those.
Review by Jarod Lawley