Dissimulation - Atiduokit Mirusius (2008)
©Ledo Takas Records



  1. Bilietas I Cirka (4:56)
  2. Sliundra (3:09)
  3. Praregejimo Diena (4:17)
  4. Saltyje Akmens (4:58)
  5. Prasmekit (6:23)
  6. Jums (4:27)
  7. As Grifas (6:12)
  8. Atiduokit Mirusius (4:41)


You never really hear of many bands coming from Lithuania, however once in a while you’ll see the name pop up in the music scene. Dissimulation (formed in 1993) comes from a small town called Anyksciai and I really know little about them besides what a friend of mine from Lithuania shared with me when he recommended I check the album out.


Many of the Lithuanian Metal fans feel that this album is likely to be the international send off for Dissimulation and I agree. It is a decent album. It has a nice old school Thrash feel to it with the heart and soul of Black Metal (in its primal form). Now Black Metal is definitely not my department so I will do my best to get my point across without looking like a total idiot.

I find the way Dissimulation play Black/Thrash Metal to be an aesthetically pleasing combination. From what I gather, the vocal style and guitar effects are a bit softened compared to some of the pure Black Metal out there. That does not mean that die-hard Black Metal fans will not like this album. In fact, I would say that it would be respected more than anything else.

There is no question that the major Thrash influence is from the “Kill 'Em All” to the “...And Justice” era of Metallica (check out the track 'Jums'). The drumming is pretty sweet, bass is a little plain, guitar riffs crunchy and raw and the vocals are performed very well. Each word is clearly growled which I find this day in age and in this genre, hard to come by. What’s the catch? All lyrics are in Lithuanian (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

The production of this album is well done. Far better than the productions of Thrash Metal albums of the past and it seems that the band tried to capture that vintage element. The performance is decent too. The album has a nice raw feel to it however a lot of the tracks (although varied) play order fluctuates greatly. That is, one track will be extreme (intensity, tempo, etc.) in contrast to the other and then revert back. You never know what will come up next.

Overall this album is worth checking out. Although it does not break any barriers, “Atiduokit Mirusius” does a wonderful job at revisiting successful approaches from the past with adding a bit of modern polish. Should the band decide to perform lyrics in English in attempts to seek more fans on the international level, I feel it would certainly prove successful. After all, there are heaps of old school Thrash Metal fans out there would love to get their mitts on some new 'old style' material




On the Tuff Scale, “Atiduokit Mirusius” get 3 F’s --- Tufff!


*The ‘Tuff Scale’ is not a rating. It is used as a simple grade of aggression presented by the music reviewed.


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