HistoryDan Deagh Wealcan was founded in early 2012 in Moscow as a solo instrumental project of Mikhail A. Repp. Ukrainian vocalist Eugene "Iowa" Zoidze-Mishchenko was added in the summer of 2013. The new man was initially a session member. With multiple tracks composed, the band entered studio TA Production under the supervision of Anton Vorozhtsov’s (Ungrace, Hell:On, etc). The record was issued at the beginning of 2015 through Ukrainian Metal Scrap Records. It was quickly followed by Who Cares What Music Is Playing In My Headphones? in April. The third album from the Ukrainian-Russian band was called Fragmented Consciousness and was out at the beginning of 2016.
DAN DEAGH WEALCAN - TWO STRAIGHT HORIZONTAL LINES AND THE ORGANIZED CHAOS IN BETWEEN: DIRECTOR'S CUT - TOTAL METAL
This type of crossover metal and industrial music does not normally appeal to us at Metallian Towers. Many a serf and poseur have died (and suffered first) for diluting metal with inferior influences. In the case of the oddly titled Russian duo Dan Deagh Wealcan one has to make room for a couple of allowances. For one, there are a couple of original monickers, titles and concepts running through the grooves of the disc. Of course, originality is an over hyped concept in metal circles, but one could only be interested when song titles are Logical -Version 3.76 (best track here), iCD10Q031V2010WTF!? (we agree), Mediterranean Sky (a more progressive offering and certainly not about to be played at Club Med this century or next) or the Blackberry-infused I’m Just Threw Out My Phone And Sanity.
The band being a duo implies the existence of a drum machine. Sordidly, it is a bad one. The artificial backdrop is plainly irritating. The 'drumming' moreover is acutely reminiscent of Steve Sus’ work on Possessed’s Seven Churches. It shreds the song into pieces with no respect to the rhythm. The vocals are mostly scraping and aggressive, but do the obligatory ambient interludes as well. It is experimental and industrial, but there is enough metal here to keep a fan of the aggressive sounds happy. Think Nine Inch Nails, Fear Factory, Meshuggah, SYL and there you have a start. - Ali "The Metallian"
DAN DEAGH WEALCAN – FRAGMENTED CONSCIOUSNESS – METAL SCRAP
Rumour has it that Metallian on average has two visitors per month who are interested in industrial music. Although to be fair that number is an average meaning that on any given month there may be no readers who are into what Dan and his Deagh Wealcan clan deliver. Frankly, none of it matters. The two visitors are just a rumour and probably do not exist to enjoy the material these Russians put on CD.
Speaking of material it is a melee of industrial punk full of mechanical sounds, dubs, lounge music (listen to StrangeWAR) and synthesized disco. There are a few riffs reminiscent of Fear Factory, if that is your thing, but let us not dwell on it. I am sure the guys in this band do not deserved to be insulted by such a comparison.
The lyrics are angry and industrial at the same time, which is an utter contradiction, but hey do not look at me. Look in the direction of the band. – Ali “The Metallian”