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Dream Death: Dissemination

Album Review

Doom/death pioneers come back from the grave

The perpetual trouble that bands who release impeccably crafted, genre-defining opuses face are the inevitable comparisons between their latest opus and their other works.

Although it was mostly overlooked on release, Dream Death’s 1987 Journey Into Mystery remains the gold standard for doom/death with a thrash injection. The Pittsburgh posse threw in the towel back in 1989, but vocalist/guitarist Brian Lawrence and drummer Mike Smail breathed life (or death, as it were) back into the corpse with 2013’s Somnium Excessum and now Dissemination.

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