I’ve finally got my sweaty little paws on the follow-up EP to Spanish crusty blackened thrashers Dishammer’s debut Vintage Addiction. Not ones to hold back from beating a deceased equine animal into a tasty meatshake, Dishammer named this one Under The Sign of the D-Beat Mark.
Just in case you were possibly mistaken into thinking this was electro pop or a Justin Bieber side-project, Dishammer again thrust their influences into your face like a drunk man’s genitals on the night bus. That’s Bathory+Discharge, in case you weren’t sure (or distracted by the thought of genitals).
I’ll forgive them as it’s an enjoyable listen, even if their shtick has worn a little thinner than on their full-length. Fortunately, at only seven songs in 15 minutes, it hardly outstays it’s welcome.
It also helps that the Dishammer shtick comprises: d-beats, thrashy guitars, black metal rasping, raw production, vintage porn, motorbikes and hilarious song titles like Sexwitch. Even if it’s a few shades weaker than the debut, what’s not to love?
This EP included, I’m really enjoying the upsurge in bands creatively working various permutations of black, crust, hardcore and death/thrash. It’s some of the most exciting extreme music being made right now.