D.I.S., or Destroyed in Seconds, is an American d-beat act featuring original members of Phobia and Mange, and Becoming the Wrath is their second album. As you might expect, this album offers a hefty dose of crust fueled by anger and aggression, but there is much more to Becoming the Wrath than just simple crust punk (not that there is anything wrong with simple crust punk though).
While marketed as a d-beat band, D.I.S.'s music is definitely much more varied than your run-of-the-mill d-beaters. While there are, of course, loads of d-beat passages on the album, the drumming is actually considerably more complex than with other d-beat and crust bands, as Sean Vahle has a nice variety of drum beats in his arsenal, ranging from true d-beating over double bass drum attacks to blastbeats. But, all tracks maintain the high level of energy at all times which characterize crust punk in general. The guitars have that dirty down-tuned sound associated with crust, and, while there are plenty of punky riffs, D.I.S.'s music on this album does have a very strong metal edge in the form of references to both black metal, thrash metal, death metal and grindcore. There are several palm-muted chucking riffs and metallic breakdowns.
The vocals are harsh and angry and fit perfectly with the level of aggression that pervades the album, while the guitar solos are upbeat and have a lot of rock 'n' roll spirit to them. D.I.S. definitely take d-beat in a metallic direction on Becoming the Wrath, fusing crust and metal. This way, they pay tribute to Discharge and Amebix and at the same time offer their own take on the d.beat metal approach.
Fans of hardcore punk, crust and dirty metal should definitely find this album extremely enjoyable.
1. Becoming Wrath
3. Stay Damned
4. No Guillotine Like The Truth
5. Sea Of Disdain
6. Scarabs Nest
7. Built For The End
9. The Crushing Low