Dyscarnate
Enduring the Massacre


4.0
excellent

Review

by TBliss USER (33 Reviews)
December 5th, 2010 | 10 replies | 4,720 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: ‘Enduring The Massacre’ exists as a refreshing alternative to the tired deathcore formula that is so familiar in extreme metal today, ironically by returning to the old masters of the genre for guidance.

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Looking at the British death metal scene today, I would argue there are a number of outfits to be excited about, with the impressive technical bluster of Trigger The Bloodshed and the groove laden stomp that makes Annotations Of An Autopsy just two examples of bands that are breathing fresh life into the genre (whether dyed in the wool death heads like it or not). Dyscarnate are another such band.

Listening to ’Enduring The Massacre’, it is immediately prevalent where the bands influences lie, as whether it’s the albums more frantic moments recalling the scathing assault of Origin or the pummelling grooves bringing to mind the ferocious bounce of Dying Fetus, the bands sound constantly hints towards a particularly American strain of death metal. Indeed, the vocal juxtaposition is a dominant signifier of this, as the prevailing guttural attack is reminiscent of Deicide’s Glen Benton, whilst the throwing in of some harsh shrieks into the mix then give the band a vicious Exhumed style delivery, especially in opening track ‘An Axe To Grind‘.

The instrumentation throughout is consistently stellar, and it is somewhat remarkable how the band have managed to generate such a massive sound with merely three members. What makes the musicianship so impressive and the song writing so enjoyable is the focus on exactly that; song writing. Whilst injecting more than enough complex guitar work and blisteringly technical percussion, Dyscarnate, like the formative American bands that inspired them, realize that more often than not less is more, and are not afraid to focus on some straightforward riff work that is allowed to hook the listener with its pleasing simplicity, rather than barraging them with a whirlwind of redundant intricacy. A good example of this is about three minutes into the discs title track, as the pace suddenly drops into an infectious passage of sludgy riffing.

‘Enduring The Massacre’ exists as a refreshing alternative to the tired deathcore formula that is so familiar in extreme metal today, ironically by returning to the old masters of the genre for guidance. Varying their sound with dynamics that do not immediately reach for the chugging, half time breakdown, Dyscarnate are a talented and exciting prospect for the future.



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TBliss
December 5th 2010



987 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

First review in a while...

TBliss
December 5th 2010



987 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

And cheers for the pos, whoever it was :D

sexpoi
December 7th 2010



599 Comments


sounds pretty cool man. good review, pos

TBliss
December 8th 2010



987 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks alot dude

BenTheMetalHead
February 2nd 2011



3 Comments


This album is awesome
Trigger and these guys are probably the future of British death metal, don't really like AOAA
Good review mate

Shiduba
March 6th 2012



424 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just listened to this for the first time after hearing their second album, and this is another excellent album. This band has the potential to become one of the most consistent death metal bands. Surprised me, after all Siege of Amida mostly has shit bands but Dyscarnate slay.

XfingTheSullen
July 15th 2013



2385 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great album. But this isn't deathcore, it has like no breakdowns at all. I'd say it's more of deathgrind.

SlMBOLlC
July 31st 2013



4832 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

deathcore? is that a joke? this is dm straight up

Eclecticist
July 31st 2013



3863 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lol these guys are death metal. They are actually like a slightly generic Behemoth.

TrueBlood
July 31st 2013



1388 Comments


oh my




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