Although they are based in New Jersey, their music is a more Florida death metal
influenced style. Very technical and interesting with links to bands such as
Monstrosity, Death, Morbid Angel, Nile and Hate Eternal. The name Dim Mak is
derived from a Chinese defence method based on pushing chi spots to paralyse or
kill your opponent. This is already their fourth album and the first with Joey
Capizzi on vocals. Guitarist Shaune Kelley (Ripping Corpse/Hate Eternal), Scott
Hornick (Ripping Corpse/Alas) on bass and John Longstreth (Origin/Gorguts/The
Red Chord on drums complete today's line-up.
biggest difference from their third album is the new vocalist. His grunts are
clear articulated, in a way Dave Vincent (Morbid Angel) used to do. The drums
are very variable in tempo and see to it that the music sounds rather technical.
Kelley sprays one interesting riff after the other and with technical
perfection. Sometimes even the band Atheist enters my mind. Fortunately they
don't silt up in a technical mess; they keep focused to the songs. This is a
good technical death metal album that will be liked by fans of the bands already
mentioned above. There is only one thing that could have been better, only 8
songs and half- an hour of music is a bit too short in my opinion. Three or four
songs extra would have done the trick.