Disbelief - 66sick
Singer Karsten Jäger and guitarist Olly Lenz released their first Disbelief demo already in 1992. Since then a few line up changes and six records (including this one) have passed. With a melodic guitar and heavy drums, 66 leads us into the world of Disbelief. I like the edgy production. It enhances the rawness and aggressiveness in the music. When it comes to the growling, it is as always a matter of taste/distaste. But Karsten Jägers screams sounds very strained and painful, which becomes annoying after just a couple of songs.
Sick is the typical opening song, on record as well as live. Brutal, aggressive and with a simple chorus. It is followed by a few tracks that works, but does not specifically grasp my attention. Crawl is in the same vein as Sick and helps to alert me again. Rewind It All (Death Or Glory), with a nice blend of melody and groovy brutality, becomes the highlight of the record. Lost In Time on the other hand tends to be almost too melodic. But then the energy of Try hits you the harder. Here we also can hear some clean vocals. Edges is a slower track, but keeps up the brutality of the rest of the record. But together with industrial and instrumental Mental Signpost it brings down the tempo a bit at the end.
A quite varied collection of songs, I would say. Nothing
that will change my life dramatically though.