Rating:
6.5
The Berzerker - Dissimulate
2002


Disc I
01. Disregard
02. Failure
03. The Principles And Practices Of Embalming
04. No One Wins
05. Death Reveals
06. Compromise
07. Betrayal
08. Last Mistake
09. Painless
10. Pure Hatred
11. Paradox
12. Abandonment
13. -
14. Corporal Jigsore Quandary [Carcass cover]

Disc II [DVD] [The Principles And Practices Of The Berzerker]
01. Betrayal
02. Pure Hatred
03. Principles And Practices Of Embalming
04. Deform
05. Reality
06. Disregard
07. Failure
08. Cannibal Rights
09. Incarnated Solvent Abuse
10. No One Wins [promo video]
11. February
12. Compromise
13. Corporal Jigsaw Quandary
14. Mono Grind
15. Death Reveals
16. No One Wins
+ Making Of 'The Berzerker' Album
+ Making Of 'Dissimulate' Album
+ In Depth Interviews With The Band
+ Fan Footage


The Berzerker must be the weirdest band I've ever heard in my entire life, yes they are fast, fast? Ok harshly fast, insanely fast, fast as the guy in American Pie, fast, REALLY fast, so I could end this review right here because The Berzerker does not give us anything more than speed and drumming, but well I will explain you why is that.

The Album starts with a really cool song, "Disregard" a lot of incredible riffs, and I think I heard some good bass-lines but I am not sure (believe me the drumming sounds so fast, and also has this hideous tone that creates a point where we can't hear the other instruments at all) so this song is remarkable in some things, now the bad thing is that every other song in "Dissimulate" sounds exactly the same, "Failure", "No One Wins", you name it, the entire album is monotonous and boring, the drummer (now human, monster or whatever, no longer a drum-machine) is really fast but that's it, he is not complex in his execution, not even multifaceted, the drumming has the same hyper-fast beats all over the album, not to mention that the drums drown the sound of the other instruments (as I already said).

Another thing is that they use audio clips from I don't know where, this is really not a good thing, I don't want to hear boring clips of whatever, is really useless to hear "…The Next day the music moved to point Octova, 14000 died…" or something; and why people do not understand that Brutal Metal and Techno Elements just don't get along? Why they insist? Those odd elements are just another low point for this album, it brings nothing new to the table, this is not at all fresh as some people say, in fact The Berzerker is like a ultra-fast Mortician(and believe me, it's very difficult to be faster than Mortician) with lousy Industrial music and weird Techno Beats.

I do not want to listen to This album again, I tried to hear it two times in a row and it's impossible, it is annoying and tedious, this album gets a 6.4 only for two reasons…
The first one is due to the fact that "Dissimulate" includes a Carcass cover, average indeed and with a hideous distortion, but it's always good to hear a carcass song.
The second reason: The first song impressed me with those ultra-fast drums, but well that's it, just download the first song and voila you got the full album, "Disregard" is the entire album in just one minute, exactly the same thing believe me.


Band profile: The Berzerker
Album: Dissimulate


 


written by Herzebeth | 28.12.2005



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Bas - 30.09.2006 at 23:50  
this is the most hilarious album ever, seriously there is nothing funnier in the whole world then a berzerker song
Lucas - 30.09.2006 at 23:55  
lol. fuck you, dude.

Well, i can't say it's good or bad, it's just. speed and drums. and when I need speed and drums, it is perfect for it.
Dangerboner - 01.10.2006 at 03:27  
"as fast as the guy in American Pie"

lmao, dude you're hilarious.
iaberis - 10.10.2006 at 19:32  
At least he's saying the truth. This is the worst album ever. Industrial Death Metal and my ass... Yo guys, don't forget to watch their videos from their official site... WORST thing ever! Death to Berzerker! I can't believe who pays to buy that shit...
Bas - 10.10.2006 at 20:48  
Written by iaberis on 10.10.2006 at 19:32

At least he's saying the truth. This is the worst album ever. Industrial Death Metal and my ass... Yo guys, don't forget to watch their videos from their official site... WORST thing ever! Death to Berzerker! I can't believe who pays to buy that shit...

people who need a good laugh perhaps?

no kidding listen to it when you want something to laugh about, you wont be disappointed of the effect it´ll have on you
iaberis - 10.10.2006 at 20:52  
Written by Bas on 10.10.2006 at 20:48

people who need a good laugh perhaps?
no kidding listen to it when you want something to laugh about, you wont be disappointed of the effect it´ll have on you


This thing causes me a headache! I won't listen to this album again! If I want to laugh, I watch their videos instead!
Big-Al - 01.02.2008 at 16:06  
poor review.
Sunioj - 18.07.2008 at 21:51  
God, I just checked out some samples and I must say this is the most annoying music ever. That snare sound is irritating, it says on MA that this is one of their only albums with a human drummer, I honestly can't believe it.
Dangerboner - 19.07.2008 at 00:00  
Written by Sunioj on 18.07.2008 at 21:51

God, I just checked out some samples and I must say this is the most annoying music ever. That snare sound is irritating, it says on MA that this is one of their only albums with a human drummer, I honestly can't believe it.


Yeah, these guys are an embarrassment to death metal. If they steal one more James Murphy riff than I'm going to....well....probably do nothing at all and just sit at home, but I'll be pissed.
DoomGuard - 09.10.2009 at 19:52  
Horrible review, and this album isn't all bad, in fact just like alot of albums there are some that are worth listening to and some not as much

as for the clips, i fucking love the clips buddy, alot of bands use them

What kinda shitty sound system are you using to where you can't hear anything?

Honestly I hate horrible reviews like this...
paradox12 - 22.01.2010 at 03:39  
I don't see why people hate this album. They had a real drummer that was really fast, the vocals were badass, the riffs were sick. What more do you want? Sure each song sounds similar to each other, but that's what makes it so cool. And the audio clips are badass. That's probably another trend that won't go away from The Berzerker ever.

I guess grindcore/industrial metal isn't for everybody...

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