Swedish progpower metallers DIMHAV are happy to launch CD edition of their recent album The Boreal Flame, which was heralded as one of the Top 50 releases of the last year by Sweden Rock Magazine. The physical edition of the album is available from Bandcamp here.
Commented Dimhav multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Staffan Lindroth: “Our initial plan was for an entirely digital release, since that is how we feel most people listen to music nowadays. But we were open for physical formats as well, if the demand was there. Since we received a lot of requests for a CD version we decided to go ahead with that! CD is a great format for those interested in maximum sound quality, and the fact that it is a physical product is an important aspect as well. The CD features a 12 page booklet with all lyrics etc., which our fans hopefully will appreciate!”
Musically, The Boreal Flame combines diverse elements of progressive and power metal with expansive atmospheres and rich harmonies. With powerful, soaring vocals and fiery instrumental action, it will appeal to fans of bands like Wintersun, Lost Horizon and Symphony X. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Dimhav consists of brothers Staffan Lindroth (guitars, bass, keyboard leads) and Olle Lindroth (drums, keyboard arrangements), joined on The Boreal Flame by Daniel Heiman (vocals). The album was mixed by Staffan Lindroth and mastered by Jacob Hansen.
Asked about the future of Dimhav, Staffan said: “At the moment we are focused on making sure The Boreal Flame reaches as many potential listeners as possible. But we will definitely be back with more music in the future and look very much forward to that!”
Italian online publications loudandproud.it wrote about The Boreal Flame that it features “sublime songwriting,” whereas The Progressive Subway stated that the album “has got to be about as good a power-prog album as it’s possible to write,” with metalnews.fr calling it “the performance of a lifetime.” Along with the release of The Boreal Flame, DIMHAV unleashed a lyric video for “The Flame Transcendent.”