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The Kingmaker Band?,
This review is from: Like An Ever Flowing Stream (Audio CD)
How many people have heard of the band Entombed? Well, it may interest you to know that these guys released this album around the time of Entombed's first 'Left Hand Path', and has a similar feel to it.
The main differences between the two albums are two-fold:-
1) Dismember were faster.
2) Dismember included more melody (at the time)
Not only that, but with a slightly better low-end production too!
If you've never heard 'Left Hand Path', then imagine great, mid-paced death metal, with variable tempo, a slight dash of punk, a slight dash of melody, and one of the lowest low-end bass sounds ever produced (until Mortician). This album follows that, and this style was good enough to be named 'The Swedish Sound' in Terrorizer's 90's issue. 'Like An Everflowing Stream' is also included in their best of the 90's, along with 'Left Hand Path', and you're about to find out why (especialy if you buy it).
The opener sets the tone. 'Override of The Overture'. The riffs come out furiously, rumbling the windows of the house as they do so, and give way to a more melodic chorus. The whole album goes back to this theme in different ways: sometimes faster songs, sometimes slower, but always with that dash of melody.
As with 'Left Hand Path', this can be described as old-school, but it's what showed the nu-school what to do...
Essential, as it captures the essence of the early 90's period of death metal.