Dyscarnate – With All Their Might LP Review

 

 

After five years, Dyscarnate have returned! Are ‘The New Kings Of UK Death Metal’ back to reclaim their throne? The short answer would be, yes! Yes they most certainly are! This album is very much an evolution of their sound though. It’s far from their traditional Death Metal foundations of the past, but still very much Dyscarnate and of course Death Metal.  

One of the first things I’ll point out about this release before going any further is the fact this album is truly a body of work. When played start to finish, it just flows and the band themselves set out to do this. While I love Dyscarnate’s previous works, I find myself putting on certain tracks over playing the full album. With this release I want to play it as a body of work every time! It’s almost a concept prog release in that regard. The band themselves have said this about the album “With All Their Might is the sound of us nailing our colours to the mast in no uncertain terms,” “We’ve always worked on each new album as its own entity, and feel the whole thing needs to flow as one cohesive piece. Every song has its place on the record, but the lyrics and feel of each one reflects a signature theme’. They’ve succeeded in a big way with this too! Absolutely nailed it!!

‘Of Mouse and Mountains’ kicks off proceedings and rather than an instant hit, it suitably fades in before exploding. That’ll make sense later… The first lyric on the song is ‘welcome’, aka ‘Welcome to the party pal’ I shouldn’t need to reference where that’s from… 🙂 It becomes apparent almost straight away the new dynamic Al Llewellyn brings to the band. His vocal style really compliments Tom Whitty. A match made in Death Metal heaven here! A solid and great opener to the album! 

‘This Is Fire!’ really takes things up a notch and comes at you hard! It shifts dynamics throughout the song and has some great ‘moody’ vocals in there that really add to the song. It then fades out suitably. Great song! 

Lead single ‘Iron Strengthens Iron’ follows. Which we shall link below. In my opinion, the best song the band have released. It’s just everything I love in Death Metal all packaged into one. Dynamics, amazing drumming and the co-vocals really work off each other to absolute perfection! Full of Riffs and quite simply awesome!

 We then are treated to their second single ‘Traitors In The Palace’ which we shall also link below. This song is a lot slower in regards to tempo and highlights this bands immense talent. The lyrics are amazing! ‘Break Bread With The Heretic’ as an example. Another example of Al and Tom’s vocal diversity working off each other to absolute perfection!  The lyrics near the end, ‘Make Way For The King’, indeed! 

‘To End All Flesh Before Me’ follows the same path of incredible lyrics and amazing co-vocals. It’s also in tune with the bands body of work ideology, and suitably yet subtlety takes things up a notch. This song just gets your head banging in a subtle way without even realising. Excellent track!

‘Backbreaker’ is again full of amazing lyrics, riffs and just hits on every level. Easily one of my favourite songs on the album. 

Penultimate track ‘All The Devil’s Are Here’ is a lot faster in tempo than the previous couple of songs, but again fits perfectly into the body of work they wanted. Yet again, amazing lyrics, guitar, drums and bass with perfection in co-vocals. 

‘Nothing Seems Right’ concludes this absolute masterpiece of an album. It starts off really slow and full of atmosphere. It’s also the longest song on the album coming in at 7:44. It’s just full of atmosphere and clearly plays into the lyrical concept of this album. It holds the same slower pace throughout and fades out perfectly in unison of how the album starts.

I’m admittedly a big fan of this band, but I wasn’t prepared for this! This is absolute perfection! Not only is this one of the best albums of 2017, it’s also one of the best albums ever made! Dyscarnate have come of age with this release. 

‘The New Kings Of UK Death Metal’ are back! They have reclaimed their throne! 

10/10

Iron Strengthens Iron

 

Traitors In The Palace

 

DYSCARNATE:

Tom Whitty – Guitar, Vocals

Al Llewellyn – Bass, Vocals

Matt Unsworth – Drums

 

Available on Vinyl: UK/EU: http://bit.do/WithAllTheirMightUK
USA: http://bit.do/WithAllTheirMightUSA

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dyscarnate/

Unique Leader Records: https://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords/

 

Share Button

Filed under: Burning Metal Ireland

Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!