DOZELIMIT was formed in Omsk (Southwest Siberia) in 2008 by underground metal guitarists Evgeny Vasiliev and Anton Artemiev. The duo produces explorations in heaviest guitar feedback drone and noise with large black, doom and sludge metal influences; and draws inspiration for their dark and contemplative music from various sources, including the concepts of cosmism, determinism and global collapse.
DOZELIMIT’s first album, Constructions Of The Highest Architecture, contains seven untitled tracks ranging from 4 to 11 minutes – all in low-end sludgy ambient style. These are slow-paced and down-tuned hypnotic pieces which are quite involved and offer a variety of twists and turns around dirge guitar chords and splashing feedback drone-noises. This music is more reflective than heavy. The album is not for doom-metal purists and, needless to say, not for everybody, but brave explorers of obscured areas between dark ambient, power noise, doom drone and avant-garde electro-acoustic may want to check this out. (7 tracks - 44 min.)
"One thing's for sure - Dozelimit really love their delay pedals. There's hardly a moment on their debut album Constructions Of The Highest Architecture where the Russian duo aren't bathing their haunting guitar lines and rumbling amp drones in delay, making this exercise in dark metallic dronecraft super spacey and dreamy. This disc features seven untitled tracks from Dozelimit, all slow, down-tuned guitar based soundscapes that combine crushing doomdirge heaviness, endless stretches of shimmering feedback, and buzzing industrial machine drones that often resembles a doomier Troum, or even the instrumental sludge/drone project Fulci that yours truly has been involved with. The opener layers gentle delay-flecked guitar strum over descending sheets of metallic drone and shimmer, the dark, cinematic guitar figures that slowly emerge from the gloom have an almost jazzy feel, the softer ambience merging with super-heavy ambient doomdrone and dark rumbling synths. The following track has more floating fragile guitar figures combining with melodious high-end drones to form echoing fragmented melodies that ripple through black space, hovering high above swirling murky seas of tape hiss and granular noise. The guitars move from slowly bending notes that form into a sort of deep-space blues into sheets of blackened tremelo and minimal ambient hum, and heavy rattling vibrations appear, as if from some leviathan engine grinding in the void. Most of the album is this mingling of gorgeous guitar ambience and heavy industrial throb, circular melodies and luminescent ambience stretched across space, the guitar notes decaying into darkness, mutated into strange swarms of high end chitter and nocturnal hum, swirling into clusters of percussive sounds into a kind of psychedelic blackened space music, like Cisfintum or Mauriozio Bianchi mixed with the guitarscapes of MGR. But the last two tracks drop the hammer, unleashing a black wave of crushing ambient doom riffage a la early Sunn, slow drifting slabs of monstrous down tuned heaviness and blackened tremolo riffing slathered in droning electronics, weird glitchy noise, and sweeps of oscillator tones that could have been lifted from a Delia Derbyshire score, sculpted into bleak stuttering doomscapes." – by Adam Wright-Carmean of Crucial Blast (USA) (January 2010).
"The untitled tracks on this album shine with a fascinating radiance, that makes them heavy and dark at the same time as they are wonderfully elevating. Dozelimit manage to induce the feeling, that time is standing still. It needs time, and rewards with timelessness." – by Georg Gartlgruber of Monochrom-Cracked (Austria) (February 2010).
"Once you spend some time with their feedback orgies, you’ll discern subtle nuances in the actually very versatile guitar playing. At times they just hesitantly offer discreet notes that threaten to drown in the noisy backdrop, but they also don’t shy away from sluggish doom riffs. Dozelimit are definitely not for everyone, but those who can take pleasure from the more extreme outputs by Sunn 0))) and Nadja might most likely find a lot to like in this experimental construct that boldly juxtaposes fragile beauty and harsh noise. (Score: 8/10)" – by Alex Thiel of DisAgreement (Luxembourg) (March 2010).
"It is this which makes Dozelimit into an extraordinary band, for they use minimalistic music to grant your imagination a dreamlike state, and this state does in turn allow the listener to massively supplement the music with mental images... The drones of Dozelimit are highly varied despite their simplicity. The mood of each track is different, and that might be what I like the most about this release. And I truly do enjoy the experience that follows it." – by Arnstein H. Pettersen of Doom-metal.com (Norway) (June 2010).
The album was also reviewed at: Metal Library (Russia), Winter Torment (USA), Metal Library's interview with Dozelimit (Russia), Sea Of Tranquility (USA), Psychotropic Zone (Finland), Doommantia (USA).
"Hibernation" includes three lengthy ambient-drone soundscapes resulted the collaboration of Evgeny Vasilev (guitar), Anton Artemiev (guitar), and Dmitry Laputin (baritone guitars). Recorded and mixed in April-November 2010. (3 tracks - 47 min.)
"Discover The Entering" by DOZELIMIT includes 2 new tracks recorded and mixed in February-March 2010. (2 tracks - 17 min.)
Read about: Metal Library (Russia).