Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dimension Zero

He Who Shall Not Bleed

On their fourth album (first one for me) Dimension Zero hits hard with a blitzkrieg attack of blackened/death/thrash metal (or something along those lines) that's as violent as a rabid pit bull from beginning to end. Acidic, screeching vocals coagulate with furious guitar/bass riffs and maniacal drumming. Dimension Zero is a side project from members of In Flames, Soilwork and a former drummer/vocalist from Marduk. While it's got some great metal fireworks, it tends to fall flat on originality, as most of the songs sound too much alike, not to mention this style has been done to death and sounds tired. That said, the brutality on the other hand, is top notch. It doesn't let up for a second. You kinda feel like someone beat you to death after it's all over (which for a metal album is a good thing.) However, I think that metal bands need to quit listening to each other so much and go outside their genre for influences to have a more diverse sound. They got half the formula right anyway, so it's not a total loss.

- Craig Harvey

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