Technical death metal band Diskreet was formed in Topeka, Kansas in 1999 by drummer Andy Taylor while in high school. The band also featured bassist Victor Polanco and guitarists Scott McPherson and Gerren Andres. The last two members were part of a reincarnated version of Diskreet. Singer James Copeland left in 2006 and was replaced by Stephen Babcock. The group played at the Omaha Metalfest in 2006.
The group signed with England’s Siege Of Amida and issued an EP called Infernal Rise. This disc was issued in America by Candlelight Records in April of 2007. A tour of Europe occurred at the same time. Taylor was offered a chance to drum for A Job For A Cowboy, which he refused.
Death metal band Diskreet returned in late 2010 with its full-length debut, Engage The Mechanicality, through Candlelight USA. Dustin Albright and Malcolm Pugh were now part of the band.
DISKREET - INFERNAL RISE - SIEGE OF AMIDA/CANDLELIGHT
Diskreet hails from Kansas. Christian? No. Metalcore? Just a tad. Infernal Rise is an EP with two bonus songs (whatever that means here) for a total of 26 minutes of deathcore, grindcore and death metal. This is As I Lay Dying losing its Iron Maiden lead guitars and picking up a notch of extreme technicality from Despised Icon. The band’s delivery is tight and powerful and the techno-death is never at the expense of the brutality. That is where Diskreet shows real differentiation if one considers the lack of real originality as Diskreet’s main drawback. Entrails is the disc’s second best track, which leaves room for the powerful Faust to hopefully be the way forward for the gang. - Anna Tergel