The Pitch: Part two of our Mathcore Index inspired review series. Next up is France's stylistically diverse Dimitree. FFO: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trap Them, Car Bomb
What I Like: Dimitree draws out endless parallels to my favorite bands in the genre. Across the album, there are plenty of allusions in both riffs and vocals to The Dillinger Escape Plan, but also many others. For instance, "Exhale" (which features Julien of Gorod, btw), has an excellent section around the 1 minute mark with guitars and drums straight out of a later Poison the Well album; this is aside from the already excellent callbacks to Converge and Trap Them. It's probably my favorite track next to "Nymphomaniac," which is a grindtastic delight all its own . Then you have "Behind a Pale Painted Smile," which feels like one of Norma Jean's epic. slow builds a la "Falling From The Sky: Day Seven." And "Persistent Vegetative State" is the perfect hybrid of TDEP, Every Time I Die, and Botch. Toss in some post-metal interludes and ID/EGO/SUPERGO is a highly rewarding experience.
Critiques: "Adhikar" is comparatively on the weaker side, and I would have made "Behind a Pale Painted Smile" the album closer. Other than that, this is pure gold.
The Verdict: Great riffs, tons of variety, and all around impressive musicianship make this album a no-brainer. As with a few others in this series, it's name your price, so there's no excuse not to pull the trigger. Dimitree belong in every fanboy's mathcore collection
Flight's Fav's: Two Face, Exhale, Nymphomaniac
-Review by FlightOfIcarus
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