Dyscarnate
With All Their Might


3.5
great

Review

by Jeremy Wolfers USER (101 Reviews)
November 3rd, 2017 | 22 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Dyscarnate match monolithic grooves with intense, yet stripped down death metal, with ever improving results.

It feels odd to say that a band as "fundamental" in their sound as Dyscarnate sounds unique as a death metal band, but it's 2017 and here we are. Surrounded by legions of tech-death or more progressive bands, the English trio instead seems content to produce ruthlessly heavy and chunky death metal without much in the way of bells and whistles.

With, uh, With All Their Might, Dyscarnate seems to have capture both the overall aesthetic of their sound and tightened up a lot of their songwriting choices. The cover art, which certainly seems reminiscent of a communist propaganda poster, seems to represent the straightforward, monolithic, co-ordinate nature of the music Dyscarnate puts out. The riffs are often pretty simple, a few chords linked by fast tremolo picking, but like the groove metal forebears Fear Factory the drums sync up to provide an intense aural assault. The overall speed is rarely that fast either, but the tight songwriting seems to smooth out any potential for dragging. The mildly hooky bridges and choruses help keep the momentum high throughout.

What ultimately seals the deal for With All Their Might is the newly refined production and thrashier elements thrown in. Jacob Hansen produced And So It Came To Pass, but where that album sounded somewhat boxy, his newer effort is a sonic fortress with the same dense feel but far better balance. This lends much greater weight to the album, and helps the less chuggy tracks like Traitors in the Palace feel fully fleshed out sonically. The arrival of somewhat more direct and thrashy tracks like the superb Backbreaker really helps diversify the sound when compared to the thuggish Of Mice and Mountains and Iron Strengthens Iron. The usual issues with the perhaps oversimplified songwriting not bringing enough standout moments remains, but there is no weakness on a moment to moment basis here.

Lack of guitar solos and other bells and whistles notwithstanding, the sonic assault of With All Their Might capitalizes on the strengths of past releases, and through its very no-nonsense approach to death metal sets itself apart from other modern death metal groups. In spite of a five year break, Dyscarnate seem to have lost nothing in the way of strength.

Recommend Tracks:
Iron Strengthens Iron
To End All Flesh Before Me
Backbreaker



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user ratings (101)
3.9
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Comments:Add a Comment 
Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 3rd 2017


8754 Comments


Album pounds and grooves hard.

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Madbutcher3
November 3rd 2017


2542 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

someone do god's work and kill the metalcore tag on this band's page

DatBeefPudding
November 3rd 2017


1933 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

how the fuck is this metalcore LOL

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
November 3rd 2017


13940 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Grooves hard [2]

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Evok
November 4th 2017


7756 Comments


Album has some balls sweet review. Pos m/

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heck
November 5th 2017


4599 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this rules

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MotokoKusanagi
April 6th 2018


2996 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

not sure how i missed this one

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Madbutcher3
April 6th 2018


2542 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

band sometimes gets erroneously labled as deathcore so it often gets swept under the rug for no real reason

MotokoKusanagi
April 10th 2018


2996 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is really good at the gym btw

XfingTheSullen
September 24th 2018


4471 Comments


Checked out the two singles. This is really good alpha macho metal

Madbutcher3
September 25th 2018


2542 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

it just kinda hits hard and grooves hard

frozencarl
February 28th 2019


905 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that album art is so sexi

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Dedes
March 25th 2019


7072 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

HELL IS EMPTY

ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERRRRE

big fucking grooves here only

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
April 27th 2019


13940 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ7VInHEH0k



Massive

MotokoKusanagi
April 27th 2019


2996 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

fuck yeah

T5Cx
May 15th 2019


159 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Can anyone recommend any similar bands/albums? Checked out the "recommended by reviewer" but wasn't really feeling them

frozencarl
May 15th 2019


905 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fear factory baby



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPnijKBNVFE

YuriZakhaev
July 14th 2019


639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This band riffs hard as fuck, can't believe I barely found out about them now. You can cure ED with these grooves

GhandhiLion
July 18th 2019


9028 Comments


Gojira was a mistake.

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Rowhaus
January 3rd 2020


3312 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Iron Strengthens Iron goes OFF hot damn!



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