Thursday, March 8, 2012

Initial Impressions: Disma: Towards the Megalith

It is always nice to hear a band that sounds so unabashedly pure and filthy. This is death metal the way it was originally meant to be. And that is no surprise as this band features the incredible Craig Pillard of Incantation. Pillard has one of the more recognizable voices in death metal. Absolutely guttural and evil-sounding, Pillard automatically adds a sinister touch to anything he is roaring over.

Of course, this band does not belong to Pillard, he merely provides the voice. The original member is Bill Venner who seems to have a healthy respect for the old-school death metal sound, particularly the occult sound of the aforementioned Incantation, along with Immolation and Morbid Angel.

What we have is some filthy and disgustingly murky death metal. It is eerie and evil-sounding, just the way death metal was once supposed to be, before it became watered-down and safe. There are some almost doom metal elements present here, morosely slow and monolithic riffs that are almost stomach churning.

Disma has produced one of the best death metal albums in years. This is a can't-miss album.


  1. Pillard is an absolute favorite of mine. I'm going to have to check this out soon.

    1. You should. It's great, and one of the heaviest albums of 2011.