|Review: Disdain - Molest The Unfortunate|
|Molest The Unfortunate|
Label: Screaming Ferret Wreckords
Year released: 2000
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: October 21, 2001
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
for:Molest The Unfortunate
Rated 2.5/5 (50%) (2 Votes)
Disdain is a band I found on a sampler disc I was sent and I decided to find out more about this band. They are out of the northeast part of the United States primarily in the Massachusetts area. They play a classic groove oriented style of thrash metal that is heavily riff driven in the old bay area style. After hearing their track for the sampler I was quite impressed and hoped they could live up to it on the full-length album. All I can say is that I was definitely not disappointed.
This is some really infectious kind of music…the kind that make you grit your teeth and bang your head with your fist in the air…:) Every song is mid to up tempo with some absolutely killer riffs. The vocals are damn near a death metal type growl but still understandable for the most part. I am not sure if this really fits the musical style as well as more of traditional thrash style vocalist would but it is still pretty damn good overall. The drumming on the album is excellent as well that really compliments the riffs to make them sound even heavier and menacing. For this being on a minor label I really have to applaud the excellent production as well since every instrument is easily heard in the mix and there is plenty of low end to really compliment the music even more.
There are only two things that bothered me and one is really minor. The minor one is that I wish there more guitar solos or more guitar harmonies present. I think it would add a little extra punch to the songs (There you go some free advice from a failed musician…lol). The only other thing that bothered me was really annoying. Track 11 (Armageddon) is recorded entirely backwards. I don't understand the purpose of that but I think it was a rather poor decision since you really want to end a CD on a high note and this certainly wasn't the way to go about it.
Overall if you are one of those metal heads that miss the good ol' days of the bay area thrash scene maybe you should check these guys out at www.disdain.homestead.com. You just might really be pleasantly surprised…:) Highly Recommended.
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