When a band sends you their press release which contains the line “Dimensionist explores the space that exists at the edge of heavy music” you know you are about to embark on a sonic journey that takes you away from the expected.
As it is with new Brisbane progressive metal outfit Dimensionist, who released their debut single Artefacts Remain late last week.
Promising a sonic landscape of eclectic proportions, Artefacts Remain serves as a tasty entrée to the exciting new world of Dimensionist, with bass player/producer Cam joining HEAVY to tell us more.
“We’re all so excited,” he exclaimed. “We’ve been working towards this point for a long time, and we’re really pumped to finally be here and be able to put our music out to the world. We’re here, this is who we are, this is what we sound like.”
We ask Cam to dive further into the musical side of Artefacts Remain.
“Dimensionist… our overall sound is sometimes quite progressive and ambient and nice, and on the other side of the spectrum it is brutal and heavy hitting, and we have a bit of everything in between,” he explained. “We’ve got quite a few songs written but this one we felt was a good full breadth of the spectrum. It has a little bit of everything that we’re all about. It was a good first song for everyone to hear because it gives them an idea of what the rest of the catalogue is going to be like as well. The song, musically, starts off nice and ambient and very ethereal with big cinematic synth work and then there’s a moment where it all changes and builds with the main riffs that the song centres around and that’s when you know things are about to change and go full metal. Then it remains pretty heavy for the rest of the track.”
In the full interview, Cam talks more about Artefacts Remain, why they chose that song to introduce Dimensionist to the world, what the song is about lyrically, if it is a stand-alone song or part of a bigger picture, where the band started and their goals, future live shows and more.