Review Summary: with great moshing comes great responsibility.
What can be said about an EP that is good yet completely predictable? Not much, unfortunately. Dischordia like to believe that their music is unique. The EP’s description states that, “The band's music-first ethos has been forged through years of stylistic refinement and questing for a sound to call their own.” This ridiculously exaggerative statement is clearly a load of crap. Dischordia’s sound may borrow from an array of popular death metal bands, but they are bringing nothing new to the table. Leaning towards Meshuggah’s style with abnormal time signatures, they are playing a style of death metal that has already been proven to work. Oh sure, they attempt to experiment in ‘Radioactive Iodine 121’ with some progressive tendencies, but the result is a needlessly longer, and more boring song (like a more forgettable version of Nile’s ‘4th Arra of Dagon’). If Creator, Destroyer
is anything, it is your typical, solid death metal album, and not much else.
The band members are actually skilled, yet too often their talent is inaudible. That is not to say that that the recording quality of the album is bad, nay! Rather, they too often play it safe, relying on simple, heavy chugging riffs rather than showing their skills. The same can be said for the drums where some insane double bass pedal parts are employed, but rarely. Their music is definitely heavy enough for metalheads, and it isn’t necessarily bad death metal, but more needs to be done here. Dischordia have impressive potential, but it’s going to take more than just potential to create a great album. For now, Dischordia should stick with playing shows, ‘cause I bet they rip it up on stage.