Dysentery
Fragments

Having Dysentery rules!  Said no one ever…  Well, that is unless you’re talking about owning the new album from the aptly named slam death quartet from Massachusetts.  This is their third full length album, and any fan of the slam death genre (one of my favorites), has no doubt heard of them.  If not, then now is definitely the time to jump on the bandwagon, as this is the genre in its finest form.

Welcoming in two new members, Greg Mann on bass and Scott Savaria on vocals, one might think, especially with a new vocalist, that this band might take a step back.  Well, after loving their first two albums, I honestly had to look up the band info to know that they did have a new vocalist, as this album absolutely kills in every fashion.  The guttural vocals are brutal as hell and add depth to the songs, the slams are perfectly placed and found in almost every song (but by no means over-done or a crutch for bad songwriting), the drumming by original member Eric Taranto and the bass are (brace yourself) phenomenally well done and add a fantastic dimension and bottom end punch to the album.  Anybody who has read my reviews know how I feel about how a bad production can kill an otherwise awesome album, and that is thankfully NOT the case here.

Going into a track by track review is pointless, as beginning to end this is as good as it gets for you slam deathomaniacs out there.  There are 13 tracks on this one, including the intro and outro, with most falling in the 2:30-3:00 minute range.  And brace yourselves for another shocker:  the intro and outro tracks actually ADD to the enjoyment of the album.  They’re not pointless noise or some stupid over-long quote no one cares to hear after about 15 seconds, they get you ready for the awesomeness you’re about to behold.  To top it all off, you get some sick cover art by Marco Hasmann (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Septycal Gorge).  If it sounds like I’m man-crushing here, it’s because I am.  This is a slam death band at the top of their game, and an absolute must listen for fans out there.

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Written by Kevin E
September 10th, 2015

Comments

  1. Commented by: E. Thomas

    Good, slamming stuff


  2. Commented by: Cirkus-Lizard

    Just ordered today. Their last one was really good.


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