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Dyinise - "...And The World Will Bleed" (CD)

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"...And The World Will Bleed" track listing:

1. The Calm Before The Brawl (0:53)
2. Dedication To Black (4:34)
3. Covert Enemy (6:27)
4. Raining Fire (4:55)
5. Fight In The Shade (4:21)
6. Soulless (5:12)
7. Underfoot Of The March (5:31)
8. Emergence Day (4:32)
9. Pedal To The Metal (3:33)

Reviewed by on July 8, 2010

"The sound is ugly and raw, but it’s also more infectious than syphilis, not to mention significantly more fun."

There was a time when thrash was dirty and raw and made you want to throw down in the pit from first note to last. Dyinise remembers that time quite clearly and strives to deliver that feeling with every track on “…And The World Will Bleed.” The sound is ugly and raw, but it’s also more infectious than syphilis, not to mention significantly more fun.

“The Calm Before the Brawl” does exactly what it sounds like it would do, giving a brief intro of clean and melodic guitar work prior to the oncoming metal battering. Calling it “before the brawl” instead of “before the storm” is incredibly fitting, as the music isn’t a storm of blast beats or crushing death metal, but rather a messy barroom brawl of fist-pumping thrash.

Both the backing guitar work and the frequent solos are made of that sort of fast paced and frantic sound that made ‘80s and ‘90s Bay area thrash such a massive phenomena. The drum work doesn’t get left behind, however, as it slams along at the right pace to keep the heads banging at warp speed. “Raining Fire” has some of the most prominent drum work to be found the album, giving a massive sound that brings to mind those big “M” thrash bands.

The vocals feature a semi-melodic clean singing for the more catchy parts, and then drop down into a quasi-growl at other times for a more confrontational approach. At times the growls and yells almost create a punk vibe, but it isn’t a huge part of the music. All of the vocal work is dragged down a bit by the lower end production, as it sounds like its coming through a blood crusted filter before reaching the listener’s ears, but then again some metal fans dig that sort of raw feel.

The album remains consistently heavy, even when it dips into an overall groove that makes each song genuinely fun to listen to. “…And The World Will Bleed” shows a few kinks that could be worked out in the Dyinise formula, but that doesn’t stop it from still being a raging thrash attack with impressive instrumentation that should please any fan of raw thrash.

Highs: Has an infectious groove that makes it fun to listen to and gets the heads a-banging.

Lows: Dirty and raw feel drags the vocals down.

Bottom line: A raw thrash release with an undeniable groove that just makes you want to start head banging.

Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls
3.5 out of 5 skulls


Key
Rating Description
Rated 5 out of 5 skulls Perfection. (No discernable flaws; one of the reviewer's all-time favorites)
Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls Near Perfection. (An instant classic with some minor imperfections)
Rated 4 out of 5 skulls Excellent. (An excellent effort worth picking up)
Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls Good. (A good effort, worth checking out or picking up)
Rated 3 out of 5 skulls Decent. (A decent effort worth checking out if the style fits your tastes)
Rated 2.5 out of 5 skulls Average. (Nothing special; worth checking out if the style fits your taste)
Rated 2 out of 5 skulls Fair. (There is better metal out there)
< 2 skulls Pretty Bad. (Don't bother)