Sweden's Dismember have been on the go for a long time now, first emerging at the back end of the nineteen eighties, and have are up to their eight album of vicious death metal. And age hath not withered them.
It's brutal, uncompromising, out and out death metal, without a hint of pandering to the more commercial arenas of metal. From the openining 'Death Conquers All' onwards, they set out to make the best death metal album they're capable of, and do a mighty fine job of it. They sometimes vary the pace as on 'Europa Burns', and sometimes sneak an Iron Maiden riff in when they think no-ones looking, but it's as close to true death metal as you're going to get.
It's impressive how they still reek of passion and determination as they fire out riff after riff, after all this time, and those of you who were unimpressed by "The God That Never Was" will find this a stonking return to form.
It's a wall to wall, aural moshpit, and one of the best death metal albums of the year, thus far. If you want to track down one killer track for proof, then hunt out 'Under A Blood Red Sky', then go buy the CD. You won't regret it.
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