Album Review: Dieth - To Hell And Back
The debut album of Dieth, the new extreme super group is now available
Finally we have the debut album of Dieth, the band spawned by former members of Entombed A.D., Megadeth and Decapitated.
This new death metal project seemed very interesting to me since the release of their first single, especially because of the power that only 3 musicians could generate.
The album opens with 'To Hell and Back,' the title track of the album, with an introduction very much in the style of 'Fight Fire With Fire' by Metallica, some simple chords that seem to tell us that everything is fine, to suddenly release a hook to the liver with a sick riff and a very clean voice of Gilherme Miranda; an interesting start. The second track continues with the same path but now with beautifully marked drums with sudden changes in the double bass drum of Michal Lysejko. Unlike the first track, 'Don't Get Mad... Get Even' tries to be lighter, with a catchy chorus that helps the song stick in your mind for good reasons.
'Wicked Disdain' opens with a distortion similar to some song of a scene of some low-budget gore movie, Guilherme gives free rein of his is school in Entombed A.D. this formula of, arguably, heavy death? Thrash death? Seems to work well so far. 'Free Us All' gets off to a brutal start thanks to those David Ellefson bass lines that suddenly join drums and guitar, resulting in a completely brutal riff. Guilherme's vocal changes sound very interesting, as do his melodic passages on the guitar.
'Heavy Is The Crown' has a very marked influence of the groove of the early 2000s which is the first stand-out song from the rest of the album. Certain blues influences of Guilherme on the guitar are incredibly noteworthy with a very good result. 'Walk With Me Forever' is a complete nosedive on the album, a ballad on an album that pretends to be death/thrash? This ballad served to show us the debut of David Ellefson in the vocals, and boy was it a good debut! His voice seems to be from some veteran country singer, with its scratchy nuances giving shape to a very good ballad that leaves a very positive message for people who have lost a loved one and struggle to move forward despite their memories.
With 'Dead Inside' we return to the wild rhythm of thrash that Dieth presents. The melodic incursions in the choir give it a special touch. 'The Mark Of Cain' returns to take that heavy darkness with a completely crushing rhythm with a very good old school death sound; the guitar solo contributes a lot with that dark air. Almost closing the album we took with the first single that was released; 'In The Hall of the Hanging Serpents,' a very thrashy wave that from its first listen generated very good reactions, and continues to generate them to close an album like this. As for the last song we find the calm 'Severance,' whose chords we heard at the beginning of the album, only here we witness the sonority that leaves in its wake; this instrumental theme in its little more than 2 minutes of duration seems that it is the subject of end credits of some horror movie. An ending, perhaps, weird, but it sounds very comfortable.
According to Guilherme, this album tries to express the feeling and the multiple musical journeys of the band members throughout their careers, and boy is it very expressive; an interesting record and project to which we should have more faith because I am sure they can still offer more very good material.