Like Nothing Else
Dream Dark Matter Cymbals are a unique entity. Fully formed cymbals are re-submerged into the ovens for a second round of hammering and firing bonding the soot and ash into the top layer of the B20 bronze cymbal alloy. This gives the cymbals their special dark coating and their super heavy molecular composition.
Not for the faint of heart, this energy crash plays like an armed weapon exploding onto the stage when struck and leaving huge dark and warm overtones. Heavy for a crash but not without subtlety, the Dark Matter Energy crash is a genre skipping piece for the discerning drummer.
Here's what Dream Cymbals say about the Dark Matter Series 18" Energy Crash
The DARK MATTER family consists of three distinct models: Flat Earth, Moon Rides and Dark Matter Energy. Although the designed and production methods are very different for these three models, one thing they all have in common is that they have been through DREAM's special "Dark Matter Process". This process involves returning an already finished cymbal to the ovens for repeated rounds of heating and hand hammering only then to shock it with a cold water bath. The result is a cymbal that is pure bronze on the inside, but with ash and soot from the oven fused with the top layer of metal.
DARK MATTERS are essentially cymbals that have been created twice.
A crash unlike any other, this cymbal speaks quickly, decays instantly but while in the air, creates a sound unlike anything else. Part explosion, part afterburner... all Dark Matter.
- Surface: smooth & unlathed
- Bow: medium taper
- Bell: larger, articulate, clear
- Weight: medium to heavy
- Hammering: deeply hammered hot and cold
- Stick: Super clear articulation & projection
- Wash: unique & explosive