D.I.S. Critical Failure

D.I.S. Critical Failure
Naming a band D.I.S. is kind of like when Exhumed named a disc Gore Metal ― there were no surprises. And funny Exhumed should be brought up, as this d-beat-worshipping gaggle of hoodlums happen to feature dudes from that band, not to mention Impaled and Phobia (who D.I.S. share the most in common with, musically). D.I.S. take an ultra-metallic, beefy, heavy production sound that lies somewhere in that glorious space between Entombed's first two albums and throws it over simplistic American crust punk and European d-beat sounds, creating a hugely enjoyable din. And, man, the songs fly past ― there are no highlights, no song sticks out as being any better (or different, for that matter) than the next one, which is all part and parcel of the sound and attitude. Even at a refreshingly brief 25 minutes the disc threatens to get too one-dimensional, so keeping it short was a smart move, one of many this band made with Critical Failure. (Deep Six)