Disintegrate

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
If a band includes two ex-members of a well-known Norwegian black metal outfit, its albums won't necessarily be black metal-oriented. Item: Zyklon's Disintegrate. Two of the four Scandinavians on this 2005 recording (guitarist/founder Samoth and drummer Trym) are former members of Emperor. But this skullcrushing CD (which is Zyklon's third album) doesn't sound like Emperor, and it is not an album of straight-up black metal. Actually, Disintegrate is more death metal than anything; this release is best described as death metal that incorporates black metal and metalcore elements. Black metal-style blastbeats are incorporated, and the extreme vocals include a deep, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
If a band includes two ex-members of a well-known Norwegian black metal outfit, its albums won't necessarily be black metal-oriented. Item: Zyklon's Disintegrate. Two of the four Scandinavians on this 2005 recording (guitarist/founder Samoth and drummer Trym) are former members of Emperor. But this skullcrushing CD (which is Zyklon's third album) doesn't sound like Emperor, and it is not an album of straight-up black metal. Actually, Disintegrate is more death metal than anything; this release is best described as death metal that incorporates black metal and metalcore elements. Black metal-style blastbeats are incorporated, and the extreme vocals include a deep, guttural death metal-style growl as well as the type of tortured, abrasive screaming that is more characteristic of metalcore and hardcore. Zyklon uses the broad term "extreme metal" to describe their work, which is accurate because death metal, black metal, and metalcore are all part of extreme metal. But whatever terms one uses, Disintegrate is ferocious. Zyklon changes tempos frequently, assaulting and battering the listener at breakneck speed as well as slower speeds. There is some complexity on Disintegrate (whose lineup also includes singer/bassist Secthdamon and guitarist Destructor), but this 45-minute CD is not part of the melodic death metal/symphonic black metal movement; complexity or not, Disintegrate usually operates from a slash-and-burn standpoint. While melodic death metal and symphonic black metal releases go out of their way to make extreme metal less extreme and more accessible to mainstream tastes, Disintegrate is unapologetic in its dense, crushing harshness. Although not a five-star treasure, Disintegrate is a decent and well executed demonstration of Zyklon's take-no-prisoners aesthetic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2006
  • Label: Candlelight
  • UPC: 803341168725
  • Catalog Number: 160
  • Sales rank: 158,821

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In Hindsight (4:36)
  2. 2 Disintegrate (4:02)
  3. 3 Ways of the World (5:15)
  4. 4 Subversive Faith (5:10)
  5. 5 A Cold Grave (4:40)
  6. 6 Vile Ritual (3:13)
  7. 7 Underdog (3:50)
  8. 8 Wrenched (5:16)
  9. 9 Vulture (3:14)
  10. 10 Skinned and Endangered (5:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Zyklon Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Cosmo Programming
Peter in de Betou Mastering
Thorb Jorn Akkerhaugen Programming, Producer, Engineer, keyboard arrangements
Stephen O'Malley Cover Design
Zyklon Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    In Hindsight

    this is 1 of the best new black/death cd's to come out this year. Combining the speed & furiosity of World Ov Worms & the sludgier doom of Aeon. The only song with a hint of a 'metalcorish' breakdown is 'Ways Of The World' in which Trym & co. are much more original than any mc/hc breakdown could wish for. Overall this is rapidly becoming my favourite Zyklon album & black/death release.

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