The Dark Matter hats are meaty, and deliver an aggressive sound while still being comfortable to play. Dream Dark Matter cymbals are created from a proprietary process where the cymbals are fired twice. The extreme stresses from this process create a cymbal that is so fundamentally complex, they take months of aging to mature.
Dark Matter are heavy and totally un-lathed. While not at all gongy, they certainly can ring a bit more than a traditional lighter cymbal. Stick response is fantastic.