DISMEMBER


"Where Ironcrosses Grow" (Candlelight USA / Karmageddon Media; 2004)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter



My experience with Dismember has pretty much been limited to their appearances on the "Death Is Just The Beginning" compilations over the years. Even though I’d never heard a full-length album from Dismember all the way through, it's safe to say I knew what to expect when listening to their latest, and fifth overall, full-length album “Where Ironcrosses Grow.”

And what was I expecting? I was expecting the same early-era, no-frills Swedish death metal popularized by Entombed and, of course, Dismember. “Where Ironcrosses Grow” fits the bill as its compact, hate-charged and adrenaline-rushed songs speed along like a freight train (hyperbole, I know, but it does seem appropriate). However, I was surprised by the band’s inclusion of rhythmic diversity and infusion of Iron Maiden-like melodies.

As such, this review is necessarily short and sweet (bitter? crusty?) just as the ten-track “Where Ironcrosses Grow” blazes by in 38 minutes.

Fans of old-school Swedish death metal will love Dismember’s “Where Ironcrosses Grow.”

“Where Ironcrosses Grow” was produced by Dismember.

Dismember is Matti Karki on vocals, David Blomqvist on guitars, Rickard Cabeza on bass, and Fred Estby on drums.

For more information visit http://www.dismember.se/


Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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