Disma
The Vault of Membros (Demo)


3.5
great

Review

by rasputin USER (201 Reviews)
November 27th, 2011 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist


Members of Incantation" Assück" Funebrarum" Craig fucking Pillard" Disma is a ‘supergroup’ in every sense of the word – a simple look at its credentials will send any death metal fan flying to its banner, and with good reason too. Founded by Incantation guitarist Bill Venner and Funebrarum’s Daryl Kahan, Disma is literally the sum of its parts – combining Incantation’s monolithic approach to death with the energy and relentless riffage of Funebrarum, The Vault of Membros is almost the perfect death metal foundation.

Much like countless other bands, Disma is another element in the huge upsurge of old school death metal across the States and the rest of the world. A simple look at a few of the amazing demos recently this year paints a picture of death metal returning to the forefront of extreme music – demos from Stench of Decay, Cruciamentum, Krypts, Grave Miasma and Deist, full lengths from Ignivomous, Impetuous Ritual, Funebrarum, Slugathor, the list of crushing death metal is endless. Disma rides this wave just as well as any of the aforementioned bands, not to mention the fact that it has hardened death metal veterans at its helm.

The demo’s production gives off the impression that the release is straight from the early 90s – the three tracks are in every sense colossal death metal dirges, their density only aided by the low-end nature of Pillard’s gutturals. Whether or not my excitement for this release stems from my unending fanboyism of Incantation does not really matter, because this small release is just fucking awesome and does everything absolutely right. Yes, it’s been done before, but this is simply what these guys do – write punishing death metal hymns. It’s only a demo, but I certainly cannot wait until Disma pull up more thick and crushing music from Hell’s abyss.



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rasputin
November 27th 2011


14956 Comments


written dec 2009

more namedroppin' than reviewin', but fukk u

rasputin
November 27th 2011


14956 Comments


The sound on here is very raw which complements the caliginous and brooding guitar riffs.




rasputin
November 27th 2011


14956 Comments


I don't even know what caliginous means, yet hawks used it in a review

what of this,

combustion07
November 27th 2011


5588 Comments


Caliginous= dense/dark

Demo rules

MalleusMaleficarum
November 27th 2011


16160 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

very good

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
November 27th 2011


19975 Comments


better than megalith

MalleusMaleficarum
November 27th 2011


16160 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

how is that even possible

AngelofDeath
Emeritus
November 27th 2011


16209 Comments


They're about the same: 3.5-ish.

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
November 27th 2011


19975 Comments


yeah but i like the production better here

Crysis
Emeritus
November 27th 2011


17303 Comments


demo is obv better than full length fucking hell l2dm

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ShadowRemains
November 27th 2011


24871 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

fuck yeah disma

seedofnothing
November 27th 2011


3425 Comments


i have really high hopes for these guys

rasputin
November 28th 2011


14956 Comments


i've listened to this a whole lot more than the LP

KILL
November 28th 2011


80922 Comments


yea fade would dig this

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Crysis
Emeritus
November 28th 2011


17303 Comments


I like the LP better but this still rules. As Hyperion said the production on this is better.

MalleusMaleficarum
November 30th 2011


16160 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

LP has better songs so yeah



and the production has really grown on me

Inveigh
November 17th 2013


26367 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

fucking rules, would rate it higher if it was longer probably



what is here rules just as hard as the LP

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MalleusMaleficarum
November 17th 2013


16160 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

but there isnt as much of it soo



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