MetalBite Review by JD on 5/4/2012
I love bands that seem to just lurk on the very fringes of breaking out... you know the type. They never got the chance because of perhaps lack of press, management screw-ups or other situations that keep them in the minor leagues so to speak. One such band that should have been way bigger than they have gotten was Florida based Diabolic
One basic word describes this band who’s internal troubles and member changes have nearly broken this band into many pieces.... powerful. Fusing some shadings of Thrash and blackened lyrics into Death-esque styled metal, Diabolic
walks that fine line between complex melodies and having such mind numbing heavy chaos with pure metallic class. They are the apodeme of metal’s classiest.
Eight nasty, melodic, riotous, heavy as fucking lead and purly amazing gore plastered songs are what Diabolic
has offered - to a hungry metallic masses. As heavy as any Carcass
song, yet monumental as Dark Angel
got, this band’s music slices into your mind and sets up a moshpit of epic per portions. Pick any song that is placed on this disk, and you will see why I am so surprised that this band is not up there with the legendary Death
or Death Metal innovators Cannibal Corpse
It is sad that all of this shit has kept such an amazing band from being a favorite in our scene. I say this without reservation, go out and find the albums and promote them to the max. Diabolic
deserve for the world’s attention - and a chance to show just how fucking good they are to everyone. Let them make you a DIABOLIC!!
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.5 out of 10