'With Polish bands a lot of people immediately think of brutal Death Metal, or cold Black Metal. Dominium is a totally different story. The band says to have roots in the Black Metal, but when you listen to the opening song “Mouth Like An Open Wound” you just know that this band has much, much more in store for us...
Dominium plays a mixture of progressive, highly skilled and complex Black Metal, traditional heavy metal, symphonic metal and a dose of other influences that give this band an obstinate character. I hear Pink Floyd influences in the earlier mentioned opening song. After this ‘intro’ the band explodes in the fast and thrilling “Obsession”. Lots of band names pop into my head, in search of some way to compare this band to other bands. I have to think of Pestilence, Symphony X, and then Moonspell? The conclusion must be: I really can’t categorise this band easily and that’s of course a big compliment to this band. It could be this has a negative effect on the readers of this review, because maybe now they don’t know what to expect... but I don’t really think so.
The band consists of very skilled musicians and sometimes I want to hear some parts again because of the complexity, or just a cool break. In “Stranger” I even hear a saxophone on the background. The vocals are a mixture of normal vocals, grunts and screams. Vocalist Adam Boguslowicz can handle all styles very well, and sometimes he even reminds me of Peter Steele.
In spite of all the different influences I’m starting to recognise their sound after a few songs. They do have an ‘own face’ although I can’t give it a name. It must be clear that I don’t really know what to say anymore in this review.
Let’s put it this way: this is a good, tight and well-produced album with exiting and diverse metal. People who like hard, complex and melodic music will certainly like this album! Ah what the fuck, everyone should listen to Dominium’s “Psycho Path Fever”! I’m confused! ;-)'