Monday, January 7, 2013

Diseim - "Holy Wrath" CD

8 songs and 32 minutes of down-tuned doom/death metal, "Holy Wrath" is the debut from this Latvian band, and it works well. Opening with the mid-tempo groove metal of "Black", the band then lapses into more stereotypical, grumbly, rumbly death metal on later tracks. "Sinner" evidences this, being fairly silly death metal, It is simple and to-to-point, so that's not necessarily a bad thing. "Insanity" fares better, with a rolling thunder rhythm and solid fretwork alongside the cookie monster vomit vocals.

No pretensions here, Diseim are a competent metal act capable of several directions, though they are clearly representing the death metal genre on this release. Here's to them branching out a bit more next time. 

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