Dismember
Like an Ever Flowing Stream


5.0
classic

Review

by RCA USER (7 Reviews)
February 25th, 2005 | 436 replies | 31,646 views


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist


7 of 8 thought this review was well written

Band: Dismember (Sweden)
Year: 1991
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast (Don't let the label fool you now...)

Lineup:

Matti Karki - Vocals
David Blomqvist - Guitar
Robert Senneback - Guitar
Richard Cabeza - Bass
Fred Estby - Drums

NOTE!!! I am reviewing the original jewel case release, that has only ten tracks. Another release has the ten tracks shown, plus two more (Torn Apart, Justifiable Homicide).

WOW. This is essential death metal right here! This album manages to combine the brutality of old school Floridian-styled death metal, add in some melody, and top it off with some fucking solid solos and leads. In fact, the leads on this album sound like Glenn Tipton gone br00tal. Not to mention that they fucking WORK too. The band is from Sweden, but don't be expecting any gothenburg to come flying out of your speakers.

Drumwork on this album is done nicely as well. Estby keeps it interesting by changing tempo and drum patterns quite frequently. What's more alleviating is the fact that there isn't an overabundance of tickticktick grindcore blasting, and when a blastbeat is played, it complements the riffage supplied by the guitars. Nice work!

Now to the melodies. A great example of how melody is used on here is displayed right from the start on "Overriding Of The Overture". After the intro, that tremolo riff is just beautiful and haunting at the same time. Quite catchy to boot!

If melody isn't being played on this album, a great deathy thrash riff is played. The thrash influence on this album does it great justice. Think early Death, but about 10x more effective and heavy.

Highlights of this album are definately "Dismembered", "Skin Her Alive", and "In Death's Sleep". Dismembered and In Death's Sleep are kinda like overtures to the album. They pretty much display everything good that there is to showcase about the album. Skin Her Alive is definately the most brutal song here, with a cool solo to boot. After that solo comes the incredibly cool "SKIN HER FUCKING ALIVE!!!" bit.

All in all, if you are a fan of death metal you need to buy this right now. It will not disappoint.

5/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Jondur
March 16th 2005



92 Comments


I can't believe that no-one commented on this! This album is ESSENTIAL! I'd easily put it in the top ten death metal records of all time. If you like it check out "Indecent and Obscene" too - it's good, just not as good as this one.

Trivia - Nicke Andersson, drummer from Entombed, played all the leads on this album.

LordDargon
March 18th 2005



165 Comments


5/5, no other possible rating. If anyone gives it less my hatred of their putrescent carcass will be incomprehensibly great :angry:

Yeah, I haven't checked CD Reviews for a long time so excuse the late reply

Shadows
Moderator
April 6th 2005



2530 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dear God, how long has it been since I last posted in any of these boards? I'm glad I did now, though. This sounds like killer stuff solid enough to satisfy my uncontrollable urges for insane brutal music.

Freezing Moon
February 12th 2006



63 Comments


I was about to review this, but I see that it has already been done (well).

Absolute Classic.

Apocalyptic Raids
February 27th 2006



810 Comments


Best thing ever to come out of Sweden.This Message Edited On 10.11.06

Confessed2005
May 21st 2007



3314 Comments


Woah.

Not a lot of posts...

Is this definitely worth checking out then?

Tarantino's Tarantulas
May 21st 2007



819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've only heard a couple of tracks off this but In Death's Sleep rules.

kalkal50
August 20th 2007



2386 Comments


This is pretty brutal, sorry i didn't like the review though.This Message Edited On 01.26.08

LifeInABox
August 20th 2007



3707 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album is sick. The answer to your question, Confessed, is yes.

FR33L0RD
August 22nd 2007



1458 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Now, i need this also

LifeInABox
August 22nd 2007



3707 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Get it. It's classic.

kalkal50
August 22nd 2007



2386 Comments


wow this is seriously kick assThis Message Edited On 09.20.07

kalkal50
September 20th 2007



2386 Comments


And So Is Life cuts the mustard tbh This Message Edited On 02.28.08

Tyler
Emeritus
September 20th 2007



7924 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dismembered does it for me.

kalkal50
September 20th 2007



2386 Comments


Also a great track, I just really love the vocals in Sickening Art, especially in the beginning.

LifeInABox
September 20th 2007



3707 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

In Death's Sleep is far superior.

kalkal50
September 21st 2007



2386 Comments


Disagreed

LifeInABox
September 21st 2007



3707 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well, you're wrong then...

kalkal50
September 22nd 2007



2386 Comments


Oh okay then, I'll try to get through that boring intro

LifeInABox
September 22nd 2007



3707 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's like all of 18 seconds.



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