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Discordance Axis

Discordance Axis: The Inalienable DreamlessThe Inalienable Dreamless (2000)
Hydra Head Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Grindcore has to be one of the most polarizing genres of music out there. Some people love it; others cringe whenever they hear it. Discordance Axis surely made quite a few people cringe during their almost 10 year career, but they also developed a fiercely loyal fan base, and it's not hard to see.
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Grindcore has to be one of the most polarizing genres of music out there. Some people love it; others cringe whenever they hear it. Discordance Axis surely made quite a few people cringe during their almost 10 year career, but they also developed a fiercely loyal fan base, and it's not hard to see why. "The Inalienable Dreamless" was Discordance Axis' final full-length, as they called it quits in 2001, but they certainly didn't go out quietly.

"The fastest band in the world" flies through 17 tracks on here with the kind of blinding speed that is sure to keep your attention. After all, a momentary lapse might cause you to miss a song. Vocalist Jon Chang shows no concern for his own well being, or the well being of the listener's ears as he shrieks his lungs out like the product of some sort of botched exorcism. But the real star of the show, at least in my opinion is drummer Dave Witte. Some of you may know Dave from Burnt by the Sun, but before that, Dave was abusing the skins with Discordance Axis. Witte's drumming is nothing short of amazing, with mind blowing speed, insane blastbeats, and the sort of robotic precision that makes you question his humanity. The guitar work, provided by Rob Marton showcases an ingenuity and creativity that isn't easily matched.

It's been a couple years since DA was forced to call it quits (Marton suffered from a condition that made him extremely sensitive to loud noises, which as you might imagine, put a slight damper on things), but they still reign as the kings of grind. If you're a fan of loud, fast, and aggressive music that challenges convention and makes you think, you need to get your hands on this. The band's other releases are equally impressive, so if you can find them you should pick them up.

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Anonymous (May 27, 2004)

green vandal is fucking stupid

go listen to some of your lame ass mainstream metal if youd don't consider this innovative

fucking idiot

Anonymous (March 25, 2004)

"ok, now i'm gonna go write reviews of cannibal corpse, dark funeral and slipknot."

Wow please tell me that's a joke.

The point of this type of music is not for "good lyrics" as some would say, it's to thrash, to feel the anger, and the pain sounded out by the vocalist. It's about what you imagine when listening to it, it's not for you fucking slipknot fans that like to sing along like little pussies. It's about violence, gore, anger, and loud music. Enough said.

You want fast go listen to some industrial metal like Berzerker, and don't whine about the vocals hurting your little ears.

Anonymous (December 28, 2003)

goddamnit

or = of

Anonymous (December 28, 2003)

Fucking piece or horse shit with bullshit in parenthesis

(HEY FAG)

Anonymous (December 26, 2003)

...Scum? word.

I wanna hear some international Hardcore covered on this site. 324, Yacopsae, Mukeka Di Rato...there is so much awesome stuff out there.

Anonymous (December 26, 2003)

I guess what first got me into grindcore was the sheer intensity of the music and the endurance of the drummers. It gets really old fast if there is no innovation in the mix. Bands like HeWhoCorrupts and Pig Destroyer make it worth sitting through an entire CD/LP worth of material.
Still, I have to change up my mixtapes with non-grind stuff every 20 minutes or so otherwise I can't stay focused on it.

-Ken

(To the person who reccomended Lack Of Interest Crossed out...you rule)

yellowtrash (December 26, 2003)

This is probably one of the best grind CDs ever. Technical guitar/drums, searing vocals/doom vocals, and Evangelion references make this golden. The DVD is equally headache inducing as well.

Anonymous (December 25, 2003)

I heard the mp3 and immediately started laughing when the vocals came in. That's rediculous.

Anonymous (December 25, 2003)

Non registered people can submit reviews. Everything gets posted (eventually).

-BSD

Anonymous (December 25, 2003)

review some crossed out and lack of interest... please

joeg (December 24, 2003)

scum....ah yes classic stuff from the godfathers of grind.

Anonymous (December 24, 2003)

"if people can post radiohead, foo fighters, hatebreed and simple plan reviews on this site, than by all means, i'm up for some good grindcore reviews. somebody do a napalm death review please."

"Scum" I take it?

-BSD

Anonymous (December 24, 2003)

I won't deny that this guitarist's technique differs from the majority of grind players... But still I don't see the point of listening to non-political noise... These guys are a great band for what they are. Grind is one of those dumb little subgenres where all the bands sound so much alike that the tiniest exceptions from the rules means instant recognition in the scene.

I, myself, have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I know it's really quite terrible music. On the other, it's fucking fun to listen to and act like a jack ARSE and mosh around and such.

-BSD

GreenVandal (December 24, 2003)

I gonna agree with BSD. This shit is all speed and endurance. I gave it a whirl and didnt find it to be very creative...and even if it was, shit goes by too fast and is covered up by that guys terrible "vocals" to hear them. If grind bands started trying to branch there sound out a bit (like someone actually attempting real vocals, instead of the easy way out- screaming. I know that sounds ridiculous, but anything is possible in music)

but they seem to establish a clt following with something comparable to noise, so whatever.

I jus want some inivation...

FortyMinutesWest (December 24, 2003)

This band is a bit different BSD, DA's music is actually quite creative, especially when put up against other bands playing this style.

Anonymous (December 24, 2003)

Grind is only deemed complicated because it's so fast. The chords themselves are very simple. The only grind I could see anybody listening to for pleasure would be UK crusty bands like Extreme Noise Terror... If the lyrics don't have any sort of message, grind is really quite boring.

-BSD

joeg (December 24, 2003)

if people can post radiohead, foo fighters, hatebreed and simple plan reviews on this site, than by all means, i'm up for some good grindcore reviews. somebody do a napalm death review please.

Anonymous (December 24, 2003)

the 5 is for the guy below me. that comment |2oX0rZ. anyways, haven't heard this band yet, but i will soon.

FortyMinutesWest (December 24, 2003)

I listen to it all the time, I enjoy it. It makes my dog hide behind the couch, so it is even mightier than the vacuum cleaner!

sk8punx4evr (December 24, 2003)

power to the grindcore maniacs, but honestly, what the fuck? does anyone actually listen to that for aural value, or do they just marvel at the musicianship aspect? i don't fucking know. sorry.

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

40, excellent choice for review material. This CD smokes. Dave Witte is beyond nuts. Yes!!!!

If you love this and want some more, get the live version of "Panoptic" off of the Best of Fiesta Grande CD. Amazing!

-Ken

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

The original sound version CD collection on Hydra Head is really good as well. I haven't heard this album, but the collection of singles, 7"s and compilation tracks was well worth the money I spent.

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

hatebreed punx???

xxhatebreedxxPUNXxx (December 23, 2003)

wow, pn.org posting reviews like this?

ok, now i'm gonna go write reviews of cannibal corpse, dark funeral and slipknot.

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

holy shit that is fast. amazing. i need to find me some more of this.

p.s. the sega bass fishing song was less good.

boba_fett (December 23, 2003)

well i can get into some hardcore stuff but this isnt really my cup o' tea. but these guys get all 5 stars for their speed. fuck thats fast...

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