DISCORDANCE AXIS - The Inalienable Dreamless
July 26, 2000, 18 years ago
Those familiar with Discordance Axis have been waiting patiently for years for their latest full-length; for being one of the best grindcore bands in the world, they sure are obscure and sparse with their releases. This CD is worth the wait though, 23 minutes (believe me, you couldn't handle it being any longer) of pure progressive grindcore terror. Dave Witte is one of the fastest drummers around, and he can also pull off quick time changes and stop-and-go parts like no other. The guitar riffs are weird, kinda inverted and just odd sounding, which is great, and the vocals are screamed in a high-pitch fashion, which is a nice change. Even more surprising are the painfully emotional and poetic lyrics, a lot dealing with feeling alone in the world. The production is perfect, everything comes through nice and clear, and the packaging is amazing; it is packaged like a DVD, with a long thin booklet inside it with all the lyrics. Everything is laid out looking more like a new age disc than a grind record, which is another refreshing change. So, imagine a mix of drums being played as fast and tight as possible, zigzagging riffs like a crackhead running through a labyrinth, and a voice screaming out things like "Ghosts have no shadows, they must conspire for even one", and the result is one of the best grindcore albums ever recorded.