Reviews for Black Metal, Death Metal and some Ambient! The concept behind this site is to do full discography reviews. I will do my best to track down an entire discography to celebrate a band's evolution. I'm pretty strict on sticking to those genres, so please don't request I review something else. I also buy the vast majority of all the things I review and I don't really take promos from labels or demos from bands. If you're worth hearing, I will probably find you.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Dimension Zero - Silent Night Fever
Regain Records, 2001
Genre: Melodic Death Metal/Thrash
1. Silent Night Fever
2. The Murder-Inn
3. Through the Virgin Sky
4. Your Darkest Hour
5. Not Even Dead
6. They are Waiting to Take Us
7. Until You Die
9. Slow Silence
Alright now this is the
direction In Flames should have gone after “Whoracle.” “Silent Night Fever” is easily ten times
better than “Colony,” which is an album I don’t even think is worth buying, never mind listening to. Now wait a
minute why am I talking about In Flames so much because isn’t this a Dimension
Zero review? Well this band boasts In
Flames’ guitarist JesperStromblad. This album just proves to me that he has not
lost his metal edge and just makes it look like In Flames are even more into
music for the money than ever before.
So what does the music sound
like? One word: AWESOME! This is probably by far one of the best
Melodic Death Thrash albums I’ve ever heard.
Seriously when I think of Thrash influenced Death Metal this is what I
want to hear. I don’t care if they use a
similar formula as other bands.
I want something that’s going to make me shake my head and get into the
music, which is basically how Thrash Metal is designed. It’s not supposed to be futuristic or blended
with techno. No it’s got to have fast
guitars, fast drumming and some guy yelling incoherently at the top of his
lungs. Dimension Zero executes these
requirements with skilled and succinct perfection. They throw in some melodic passages here and
there to make the songs more memorable than they already are.
This is not the type of album
you should order online and listen to in your room by yourself though. Go to your local music store buy it and
listen to it on the way home. As soon as
you put this in your CD player, hit play and hear “Let’s Fucking Go” to one of
the catchiest guitar lines ever, you will be glad you heeded my advice. As soon
as I did this I said to myself “Goddamn this is by far one of the best driving
CD’s in my entire collection.” Okay if
you want to buy this album online if you want... but you're missing out.