Dismember - _Massive Killing Capacity_
(Nuclear Blast/Relapse, 1995)
by: Gino Filicetti (
From opening note to closing crunch, Dismember's newest sonic skull-crusher _Massive Killing Capacity_ never ceased to impress the hell out of me. One thing that can be said about this album is that it is :pure: Swedish death metal incarnate. Sounding very much like countrymates Edge of Sanity and Entombed, Dismember seemed to be a bit lacking in their originality. However, Swedish death metal has always been my favorite form of this bastard art form so I must still salute Dismember for creating a fine slab of noise. Although catchy rhythms and severely heavy guitar make up the majority of this release, some elements, like lead work and vocal variation, add to the total enjoyment of the album. Produced by Swedish producer/demigod Tomas Skogsberg, _Massive Killing Capacity_ is definitely a fine addition to Dismember's massive library. In the past the band had joined forces with the likes of Mike Amott (Carcass) and Johnny Dordevic (formerly of Entombed), so it is no wonder that an abundance of talent lies in the Dismember camp. The only thing I found disturbing on this album is the fact that the vocals sounds :exactly: like Lars Goran Petrov of Entombed. The semblance in each note of Matti Karki's anguished cries is incredible. All in all, Dismember have once again produced a top notch album that will certainly earn them the repect they deserve.
(article published 2/9/1995)
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