"Dreamweaver" (Nuclear Blast; 2004)

Reviewed by Mike SOS


Taking liberally from both the death and grind metal scene, Germany's Golem have made its third album a relentless collection that growls, stomps, and ultimately makes your ears bleed. 

The darkened atmosphere of the 11 tracks comprising "Dreamweaver" can be likened to the early days of extreme metal. Tracks like "Breeder" aren't sickeningly fast, but they will haunt you with their morose melody, while supercharged dirges like "Faces" contain the kind of incessant death drumming and lightning fast fretwork that all who like it heavy yearn for. 

Leading the depraved charge that mixes the best of Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, and Carcass, Golem's latest release ushers back the old school without any fluff or filler. 

For more information, check out http://www.golem-metal.de

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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