Where Iron Crosses Grow (Candlelight)
by Tim Den
It’s been goddamn forever since the last Dismember album. Has anything changed? Nope. They’ve still got that “classic” Swedish death sound (the only other band to’ve retained it besides Grave), which means unmistakably gnarly guitars, fuzzy production, semi-melodic riffs (but not Gothenburg melodic), and fast-paced tempos. Honestly, their last four releases adhere to these guidelines with steadfast loyalty, almost to make up for that one experimental album they did in the mid-’90s (Massive Killing Capacity). So the diehards will surely eat up Where Iron Crosses Grow. Me? I’ll stick with Indecent and Obscene as my album of choice.