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DISCORDANCE AXIS - The Inalienable Dreamless - CD - Hydrahead Records

review by: Roberto Martinelli

The Inalienable Dreamless comes in a DVD case that has an unassuming wraparound photo taken from ground level of a calm sea beneath a milky sky. The band logo blends in passively with the background blue. Beneath this serene fašade, however, lies a monster.

From start to finish, Discordance Axis blitz your senses with testosterone driven metalcore. Although The Inalienable Dreamless may only be 23 minutes in length, believe me, you wouldn't want this to be much longer. This is certainly not because this is a poor album. Quite the contrary, it is an excellent piece of concentrated angst, but it's that most human beings may not be able to withstand more than a half hour of this kind of sonic punishment.

Certainly the first thing that people will talk about concerning this album is the insane drumming. Hang on to your earphones, folks. Stevil compares the impact of the drumming of this album to the impact Cryptic Slaughter had over 15 years ago, if you were into this stuff back then.

Discordance Axis doesn't quite play grindcore, although the feel of what they do most ressembles that. It's kind of grindy metal noisecore. The vocals in particular are the element that make one think of noisecore, as the singer's style brings up images of a person who has completely lost all traces of sanity and is in the throes of an uncontrollable, high-pitched, shrieking, frenzied rant, tearing out his hair and frothing at the mouth. Insane, people.

As there are 17 tracks on the album, you can imagine that the songs are quite short. In all, The Inalienable Dreamless provides a healthy dose of well played pummeling. Good stuff.

 

 

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