Disomus - Through The Eyes Of The Dead
Artist: Through The Eyes Of The Dead
Genre: Death Metal
Label: eOne Music/Good Fight Music
Review by Steve Jenkins
It's been a long 7 years since the last Through The Eyes Of The Dead record, and with a lot of time between releases also comes a lot of high hopes and hype. There's been teasers and sneak peeks of the new material scattered over the past couple of years on social media, giving fans a little taste of what to expect. But it doesn't take long for fans to get weary and tired of waiting, so was the wait really worth it? In short, the answer is a resounding yes. The death metal monsters from South Carolina have released one of the most lethal and brutal albums of the year, thanks to innovative songwriting and a refreshed and refined sound.
Disomus romps through an infinite number of different sounds in its forty-minute run-time. Songs like “Hate the Living” and “Teras” surge with filthily destructive riffing and masterful solos, while “Till Solace, She’ll Haunt” trudges through slow, seething sludge and bludgeoning beatdowns. “The Binding Nightmare Hex” and “Ingis” tastefully punctuate the album’s ferocity with soulful melodic passages and beautiful leads.
The addition of Wretched axeman Steven Funderburk adds yet another dimension to the band’s impeccable songwriting. His influence is made apparent in the harmonized leads that erupt at the beginning of “Obitual” and in grandiose solos scattered across the album. On Disomus, the band steer away from exhausted formulas to explore greater progressive influences while maintaining a style rooted in traditional death metal.
There's not much to pick on here, it's just a damn solid death metal album and a fantastic return to form. It's one of those stories where a band coming back after so long lead them make some of their best music ever, which is a relief because not all returns from hiatus go well. It's ambitious and they took a real chance with Disomus, but I'm glad they did, because it has turned out to be one of the best and most versatile death metal releases of 2017. Welcome back Through The Eyes Of The Dead, you've made the wait worthwhile.
8.5 out of 10
Check out the track "Hate The Living" below: