Dyscarnate – With All their Might Album Review24th December 2017
U.K.’s Dyscarnate have been a force to be reckoned with since their 2008 ep: Annihilate to Liberate. It’s been 5 years since their second and best monstrous album, And So It Came to Pass was released. With All Their Might is a pretty ass-kicking album from start to finish which brings in some other influences. Album opener, Of Mice and Mountains has some well-placed blasts and the one thing you will notice is the beefy and chunky production. The song has some monstrous grooves with almost some Hatebreed like moments, but more geared towards death metal. The tune primarily is in mid-paced groove. At least the few blasts in the beginning are there. Vocals are mainly tough guy/gruff vocals which have a bit of a death metal edge. This is Fire! at the 25 second part screams Meshuggah type djent chaos. It’s awesome. The middle section has a bit of Emmure to it, before going back to the Meshuggah moments and the isolated guitar riff around the 2 minute mark will have you swinging for the fences. I was.
All the Devils Are Here brings the blast back, as there really is no other blasts on this album, unlike their prior releases. Yes, I truly wanted more of those moments, rather than the album staying in a lot of mid-paced groove. But Dyscarnate knows how to write groove and they punish the listener with monstrous and catchy slam parts, which as I stated above, have some Hatebreed moments. I love the 2 minute moment of this track as it’s super intense with some killer drum rolls and fills with a double bass sound that is deep and punishing. Dyscarnate do throw in a few slow, more melodic songs. Traitors in the Palace and album closer Nothing Seems Right are slower, meander and show a different side to the band. It’s cool, but I wanted more brutality. The band has become more proficient, musically, but I do miss more of their past brutal blasting moments. However, With All Their Might has a great production and Dyscarnate has delivered a real solid album.
Score: 8 out of 10
Dyscarnate – With All their Might Album Info
1. Of Mice and Mountains
2. This Is Fire!
3. Iron Strengthens Iron
4. Traitors in the Palace
5. To End All Flesh Before Me
7. All the Devils Are Here
8. Nothing Seems Right
Unique Leader Records
For Fans of: Emmure/Dying Fetus/Meshuggah