Dishammer
Under the Sign of the D-beat Mark


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dante Alighieri USER (85 Reviews)
December 25th, 2010 | 23 replies | 7,992 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "Sounds like a fist-fight between Hellhammer and Discharge while Motörhead, Bathory & GBH are being blasted in the background!"

There’s been a recent trend with the fascination of the occult recently. Where modern punk seems to drift more towards the indie spectrum, its mutated half-brother crust seems to delve further and further into the obscurities of paganism and Northern European black metal. No slight against either, of course, but with Dishammer’s newest EP ‘Under The Sign of the D-beat Mark’ we see that trend still being carried into the new decade, with greater enthusiasm then damn near any other band in the scene. You would assume right from the album cover, a tattooed, nude female, that the album itself is both unfriendly towards the ears and inaccessible to the masses. Now crust punk has never been a genre for the faint hearted or for the angelic beings of our society, quite the contrary actually, but Dishammer have outdone themselves by crafting an EP that follows the trends of modern crust punk, hell, even 70s crust punk and marries it with the head banging addictiveness of old school hard rock and metal. This makes Dishammer’s newest EP both a joy to listen to, even for those not accustomed to the genre, and interesting because of the new ideas Dishammer introduces on this take of the genre.

Their last.fm describes them as ‘a fight between Discharge and Hellhammer with Motorhead and Bathory being played in the background’. This is probably the most accurate description to classify Dishammer. Following subtle feedback, the fight-song ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ bleeds the grit and blood of crust punk while carrying the same bad attitude and beer pounding sound of 80s hard rock. The production of ‘Under the Sign of the D-beat Mark’ is also an interesting take on crust punk. While still following the minimal work that most crust punkers have followed since its inception in the late 70s, ‘Under the Sign of the D-beat Mark’ carries the sound of badly produced early 80s metal that will produce a very feverish sense of nostalgia for those around in that time. Of course, the album name itself is homage to the d-beat crust bands of the 70s and Dishammer have done an excellent job of creating an album that appeases to both heavy metallers and puritan crust punkers alike. While there may be little new ideas from Dishammer in regards to their discography, their newest EP is basically a continuation of their original full length two years prior, their unique blend of hard rock and crust is both refreshing and welcome in a genre that is drifting further and further into the lair of Satan.



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Relinquished
December 25th 2010


24993 Comments


review needs more Mike Jones

Relinquished
December 25th 2010


24993 Comments


oh wait lol

cvlts
December 25th 2010


8954 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

what the

cvlts
December 25th 2010


8954 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wont let me fix. fuck you, wolfe lol

merry christmas sputnik.

Relinquished
December 25th 2010


24993 Comments


merry christmas to you too

ShadowRemains
December 25th 2010


20687 Comments


lmao, merry christmas guys, have a pos dante

Digging: Banks - Goddess

Xenophanes
Emeritus
December 25th 2010


10593 Comments


You're a good writer man, keep it up because you're where I get my hardcore recs from haha

Dryden
December 25th 2010


12928 Comments


rules

Defeater
December 25th 2010


5782 Comments


I see pepperoni.

MassiveAttack
December 25th 2010


2688 Comments


Dante, sir how do you switch channels in tinychat? If that is, you did.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
December 25th 2010


16137 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice review. Great Christmas music for sure. Who knew Mike Jones was into old-school bm/punk?

alachlahol
December 25th 2010


7489 Comments


DISCHARGE + HELLHAMMER

not Hammerhead dude. and is it even accurate to say this album is named in homage of 70's d-beat bands when the genre wasn't even formed until the 80's? Discharge was using it sure and it's been used by bands in other genres but it wasn't at all a movement of the 70's

Josh D.
December 25th 2010


13968 Comments


Oh.

Relinquished
December 25th 2010


24993 Comments


who changed the tracklist

EyesWideShut
December 25th 2010


3145 Comments


this looks ill yo.

cvlts
December 25th 2010


8954 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah, the band name definitely isn't the most original.

djunior
December 26th 2010


755 Comments


downloaded this the other day, gonna give it a listen in a bit

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cvlts
January 31st 2011


8954 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

been jammin this quite a bit recently.

alachlahol
January 31st 2011


7489 Comments


you should be looking up Iskra, Antimelodix, and Hotbild if you enjoy this band. they aren't thrash-influenced like Dishammer but they're other top blackened crust bands worth scoping

Iskra - Iskra:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N4FSKjC6Wc


Antimelodix - Hellfuck:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UV67D4AHAo


Hotbild - I Blint Raseri:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCo8DRtNLQI

cvlts
February 1st 2011


8954 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i have Hotbild, just picked up a couple days ago Antimelodix, have heard of Iskra for awhile so I'll get them next.

also, check out War Ripper if you haven't yet already. shit rocks



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