Disment of Soul reviews
Egregius on July 25th, 2004
Old school death with atmosphere
Although you can hear the Abhorrence influence brought in by the guitarist (and some of the guitarwork), I like this demo a lot more than Abhorrence's work. Both are typical early old-school death metal (that is: brutal old school death metal lacking clear thrash influences). But this demo has a lot better sound/production. The guitars are heavy as lead, and the vocals are gurgled deep as a demon's, as opposed to Abhorrence's fuzzy guitarsound and screams.
The songs are actually semi-memorable, mostly because they have a sort of vibe. Because the guitars are low and heavy, the music impresses more. It isn't the epitome of originality (although I can't really judge lacking knowledge of deathmetal chronology), but it does have something most other death metal bands lack: keyboards. They're typical 'sinister' synths, but they add atmosphere nonetheless.
Funny this band would later make progressive doom metal; there isn't much of a trace of that on here.
Disment of Soul track list
|1||Disment of Soul||04:02|
|2||Excursing from Existence||03:27|
|3||Privilege of Evil||04:05|
Disment of Soul lineup
|Tomi Koivusaari||Guitars (rhythm), Vocals|
|Esa Holopainen||Guitars (lead)|