onsdag 23 januari 2013

DISMEMBER "Complete Demos"

You get to hear Dismember´s two vocalists here. On two thirds of the songs their old growler Robert Sennebäck screams, and on their last demo "Reborn in Blasphemy" their master growler Matti Kärki dominates. You can really hear the difference between 1988 and 1990, both in production, tightness and in style. First they sounded more like an obscure lo-fi black/death metal act, the voice included, but already their second demo was a huge step forward. Robert Sennebäck sounded like a young Martin Van Drunen, and the sound was more distinct and their coming sound began to take place. The production was still raw and unpolished but it fitted the music well.When Matti joined the ranks things started to sound like present Dismember. The sound was a bit heavier and more mature so to speak and Matti growled his way to hell with conviction even when he was a teenager. Earlier they haven´t found their trademark sound, the Sunlight guitars that were like chainsaws on steroids. But on the "Reborn in Blasphemy" demo everything was there. Bottomline, the three first songs are very great to hear in all their obscurity and primitivity. The second half of the songs are still very good and have stood the test of time It is always great to hear the development of a classic band. And this band are among the most classic ones we got, right?


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