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Dissimulation - Prakeikimas - 2005 - Ledo Takas

Track Listing
1. As Jusu Prakeikimas
2. Suteikim Jiems Kancia
3. Ju Septynetas
4. Omega Et Alpha
5. Kol Viskas Niekur
6. Karo Ugnys/I Dausas
Thrash thrash thrash, riding hard and riding free. From Lithuania (sorry, never been there) comes Dissimulation, a seasoned thrash style black metal band that is a bit controversial for their blasphemous tendencies. The band has released their second effort to date through the label Ledo Takas, known for their release recently of Obtest. Dissimulation is made of Nekrofagas on guitars, Stabmeldys on drums, and Venomous on bass/vocals.

Fans of old thrash leatherneck bands should enjoy this group. Think of bands like Venom and Bathory crossed up with the German and bay area thrash scene of the '80s. At times I can hear that wicked bay area romp laid down by the mighty "Kill 'Em All" era Metallica, combined with the black metal, blasphemous bomb beats of Venom or Darkthrone. The end result is a thrash 'em and weep, killer black album that is both retro and raw.

"Prakeikimas" is highly recommended for the likes of old Kreator, Sodom, Metallica, Venom, and Bathory. Live from the batcave....perhaps.



--EC 1.23.06

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5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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