Dismemberment conjure burnt and blackened thrash racing at light speed toward the infinite void on their new release Embrace The Dark.

Dismemberment is a 4-piece band from Ohio who has created a smoldering masterpiece of metal with their new album, Embrace The Dark. The compositions found on the album embrace death with somewhat of a black metal feel. There is a harkening back to the dawn of thrash and death metal in both the production and in the song writing. You will hear the “Influence of Witchery,” “Dissection,” “Enthroned,” and “Immortal.” However, the band delivers their own invigorating tone to provide the listeners with an epic metal experience.


Opening with “Confess Your Flesh” the menacing chord progressions set the tone of Embrace The Dark as the song races from shadow to shadow. The lyrical theme hints at addiction veiled in possession. “Archaic Wisdom” has a great single note intro with matching blasts from the drums and bass. The drums are somewhat subdued in the mix, but you can hear the furious rolls and splashing of cymbals. You can imagine as the song unfolds, a brooding darkness deep within a Carpathian forest that seeks the unwitting.

“Labyrinth” includes some fantastically sinister riffs, which build up into an anthem. There is little point in resisting the urge to bang your head through out the entire song. Embrace The Dark closes out with two more great songs. “Monolithic Impurity” rages with blast beats of fury and riffs that summon the dead with their chromatic chaos. The final song, “Born To Consume” had fans thinking of “Masked Jackal” by Coroner. The themes of deception by evil matched with riffs that march the listener through a story of doom. It is also a great way to wrap up what should be a metal classic by Dismemberment and leave you wanting to hear more.

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Chuck is a native Michigander. He grew up in Detroit, and later Pinckney. He now calls Ann Arbor home. Running is in Chuck’s blood. He has run several marathons and numerous other races. His favorite race is Dances with Dirt in Hell, Michigan. Chuck was first exposed to photography in 7th grade. He has been a photographer ever since, honing his skills shooting landscapes and most recently concerts. In addition to experiencing music from behind the camera, Chuck is a musician in his own right. He has been playing guitar since his teen years. He played in Detroit area metal band, Battalion, recorded two independent releases, and toured. Today when not covering concerts, you can find him online at his blog, Life In Michigan.

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