Believer - Dimensions

Friday 1st April 1994
Believer - Dimensions
Believer - Dimensions

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Reviewed by Matt Anderson

An extremely long wait for an album but boy, it was worth it. This seven-song masterpiece is absolutely amazing. They've even managed to progress musically since 'Sanity Obscure' (not an easy thing to do). This album is so ridiculously complex it makes a guitarist weep. For those who enjoy a tight precise sound in a band look no further. Believer have dropped their rhythm guitarist and bassist and have swapped them with a soprano and a violinist. (Yer what? Ed) If there were awards for best intros and effects Believer would win them hands down. Especially "The Birth" from the operatic "Trilogy Of Knowledge" which takes up the whole B side of the album. The ever present sound of Joey Daub's snore is there to give the drums a real heavy, chunky sound. Kurt Bachman really lets rip his vocals in this album, keeping up the vocal standards of those on "Stop The Madness" or those of "Idols Of Ignorance". Musically there's just about everything from jazzy solos to duets between blistering solos and violins. Believer really let go on some songs to keep the same intensity like that of the first album. Songs like "What Is But Cannot Not Be" or "No Apology" really tear down the roof of your house. In "Dimentia" they talk about the doctrines and beliefs of many famous and supposed wise men. Here they use acoustic guitars and the soft peaceful voice of Mr William Keller, which sounds really effective and leads into the brutally heavy chorus and Kurt's aggressive shouts. A brilliant album. Only Believer could have dreamt up such an album.

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