Rating:
9.5
Dismember - Death Metal
8 August 1997


01. Of Fire
02. Trendkiller
03. Misanthropic
04. Let The Napalm Rain
05. Live For The Fear (Of Pain)
06. Stillborn Ways
07. Killing Compassion
08. Bred For War
09. When Hatred Killed The Light
10. Ceremonial Comedy
11. Silent Are The Watchers
12. Mistweaver
13. Pagan Saviour [Autopsy cover] [Japanese bonus]
14. Shadowlands [Japanese bonus]
15. After Image [Japanese bonus]
16. Shapeshifter [Japanese bonus]


There's no way an album named Death Metal could go wrong, Drilling drums, incredible vocals (understandable, not the usual low Growl) a guitar that must be executed by one of the most technical players Metal has seen, and some incredible bass-lines, 40 minutes of accurate brutal intelligent and stunning music.

The album starts with "Of Fire" a fast song with some incredible solos and riffs, the drumming is also incredible, those beats are quite usual but Fred makes them sound great though, in the minute 1:51 a bridge comes, the catchiest one I've heard, and then that incredible lead that make demons weep, then "Trendkiller" appears punching you in the face, the cymbal intro is great (must be either a chyna or a crash) this song is amazing due to the drums (and of course again those incredible solos) this song is even faster than it's predecessor; better? I don't know, but faster yes.

This album is just amazing, it requires skills and a lot of experience to play as good as dismember does, specially those solos (I know Trey is better but still), the best songs in "Death Metal" are "Let The Napalm Rain" slow song but with good structure, 3:26 minutes of pure ecstasy, cool effects (in the intro) great cymbals at the beginning of the song and a great bridge in the middle of it (2:49), no good leads but still a great song. "Stillborn Ways" for all the bass fans, that intro is devastatingly played in an accurate and precise way, the song itself is not the best one in the album but that intro will make bass players go numb.
It's very difficult to highlight just one song, I'll just say this album has good songs for all the tastes.
So if you want…
Punch me in the face, I want Brutal, fast and rabid Songs: "Ceremonial Comedy", "Misanthropic", "Trendkiller", "Live for the Fear Of Pain", those tracks will make you feel angry and shit.

I am in my "I love complex music" state, I want good solos and equilibrated music: "Silent Are The Watchers, "Mistweaver"(for me this is the best song in this album, the end is just impressive, I love it), "Stillborn Ways", "Bred For War" (for those drums lovers), those songs will be your picks.

I want some catchy songs for headbanging, not very brutal but not mellow shit: "Of Fire", "Let The Napalm Rain", "Killing Compassion", those songs will blow your mind off.

I want something cool like ZAO or Poison The Well: … What? Beat it dude, what the fuck are you doing here?…this is serious metal not shitty music.

So anyway, this album is incredible, and deserves all the attention it can possibly get, so I highly recommend it, get it now if you call yourself a metal fan.


Band profile: Dismember
Album: Death Metal


 


written by Herzebeth | 10.01.2005



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.:Jux:. - 03.06.2006 at 12:50  
The album starts with "Of Fire" a fast song with some incredible solos and riffs, the drumming is also incredible, those beats are quite usual but Fred makes them sound great though, in the minute 1:51 a bridge comes, the catchiest one I've heard

Once I heard that part for the first time - I had to learn play that on my guitar Overall Brilliant album. Totally agree with that review.
Megadeth88 - 21.07.2006 at 22:58  
Death Metal is a good album by Dismember. I liked everyone second of it.
Unholy_Emperor - 16.10.2006 at 23:30  
Fantastic, brilliant.

I bought this cd because of this review and woow, is really THAT great.
Sunioj - 16.04.2007 at 00:10  
This album is pretty solid, not as classic as the first few but some songs really stand out on this album like bred for war, trendkiller, and let the napalm rain. I would give it a 7.5 or an 8.
Passenger - 01.08.2007 at 17:40  
I think "Trendkiller" is one of the most memorable Death Metal songs of the late 90's, it's absolutely brilliant, one of Dismember's best songs for sure. "Death Metal" is, overall, a good album, even if it gets occasionally repetitive.
Demonmayonnaise - 01.10.2008 at 16:21  
I was just visting the record store, saw this album and the god that never was for 5.99. I never listened to them before, but Dismember was a kick ass name, so I went for it. Im not dissapointed.
Sunioj - 01.10.2008 at 16:42  
Written by Demonmayonnaise on 01.10.2008 at 16:21

I was just visting the record store, saw this album and the god that never was for 5.99. I never listened to them before, but Dismember was a kick ass name, so I went for it. Im not dissapointed.


Be sure to check out their first few albums (Indecent and Obscene, Like and Ever Flowing Stream, and MAssive Killing Capacity). They are considerably more old school and intense then their later stuff.
the napalm rain - 16.12.2008 at 22:38  
I like every song in their every album and I also waking up with "Let The Napalm Rain" everyday.

Lyrics are also similar with my thoughts

Dismember has a huge role in my anger management program:D
AngelOfDisease - 04.05.2009 at 01:15  
"I want something cool like ZAO or Poison The Well: … What? Beat it dude, what the fuck are you doing here?…this is serious metal not shitty music."
that made my day dude xD I'll check this album soon
GamlaSonn - 21.09.2009 at 19:32  
Awesome album, it's like a mix between "Like An Ever Flowing Stream" and "Massive Killing Capacity"
Maxx666 - 14.08.2011 at 23:59  
One of the fantastic album of Dismember... an the one that rules...
Don Martin - 19.08.2011 at 03:32  
Definitely gonna buy this one when it pops up in the store next time I go there. That part about "Of Fire" IS true

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