Dementor was formed as a trio in August 1988. A demo was recorded in
1991, followed by '92's The Extinction Of Christianity and '93's Morbid
Infection. The latter was the band's first work in English. The same
year saw the band's work appear on the Necro Metal sampler. A tape
called The Church Dies appears in 1994 which gets the band a contract
with Immortal Souls and an official debut CD and some East European
touring. After The Art Of Blasphemy the band signed for two albums to
Osmose Productions and an album called Enslave The Weak due for 2000
appeared a year late.
At this juncture Dementor is more inspired by
Morbid Angel than the early German thrash influences of Kreator and
God Defamer appeared in the spring of 2004. The band was now a trio.
DEMENTOR - KILL THE THOUGHT ON CHRIST - IMMORTAL SOULS
Can the band write me and explain what the album’s title means? The first time I hear of the Slovak band was no earlier than when its CD arrived at Metallian Towers. Reviewing the bio, one notes that the band is described as "Brutal death metal in the American vein" which should be a good thing, but the band is more akin to Sinister than Suffocation - although American elements are definitely present. It is neither brilliant nor as exciting as the aforementioned Sinister or Seance (say), but it is good and it is underground. We must keep the band’s origins in mind and support the small scene that is striving to grow in Slovakia. Songs like Fate Of Emptiness and Rolling God are probably the better tracks here, while tracks like In The Name Of God probably representing the bottom of the barrel with its advanced zeal for technicality which, as is so often, comes at the expense of power and aggressiveness. The album is available through all reputable distributors and comes with a most interesting cover so look into it. - Ali "The Metallian"
DEMENTOR - GOD DEFAMER - OSMOSE
The new and revamped line-up of Dementor takes the band a little too close to the Vader sound than would usually be considered appropriate, but the pummeling brutality of the songs and sheer technical skill level make this album highly interesting nonetheless. The Dementor three not only drive the point home quickly and furiously, but they also make sure the inject enough variation and personality into the music to have the listener convinced of their wholehearted dedication to death metal. Most good albums have a couple of weaker tracks and God Defamer's is called Devilish Obsession, but the band takes off with more breathtaking speed right after with a song like Harvester Of Christian Souls (hey, Christians don't have souls...). Fans of Vader, Krabathor and Sinister will love both the music and the cover artwork. Devilishly good! - Ali "The Metallian"