Origin: Germany
Genres: Death Metal
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Disbelief  


Germany's Disbelief has been around for awhile, releasing a quartet of demos in the nineties before debuting in 1997 with a self-titled effort, and have recorded steadily since then, now up to six albums with the released of 66Sick in 2005. They are usually placed in the death metal camp, but based on 2003's Spreading The Rage (the band's fifth effort, and the only one listened to here), death metal doesn't seem like an accurate description. Sure, Karsten Jäger's harsh roar is clearly in the death metal mold, but that's about the only part of this band that really qualifies as death metal at all. Instead, the focus here is on mid-tempo, semi-thrashy, groove-y layered riffing, almost atmospheric in places and even bordering on alterna-metal ("It's God Given" is one example, actually a very good heavy riff here), and some rambling bass lines are a welcome addition, given how bass players are so often buried in the mix. On the plus side, the basic style on Spreading The Rage is quite original, drawing as it does from several genres to forge a pretty unique style. On the minus side, the songs tend to run together after awhile, and Jäger's vocals, tortured and forceful though they are, just seem a bit one-dimensional here. It's not quite clear who the target audience is for this band, since they don't neatly fit anywhere, but fans of modern, dark, alternative-tinged deathy thrash metal should check these guys out.

Current Members

Karsten Jäger

vocals

Witali Weber

guitars

Jochen Trunk

bass

Kai Bergerin

drums

Former Members/Guests

Oliver Lenz

guitars

Tommy Fritsch

guitars

Jan-Dirk Löffler

guitars

Jonas Khalil

guitars (Sacred Steel)


Discography



Disbelief 
1997 GSM
  1. Follow
  2. Away
  3. My Life
  4. Scattered Product
  5. God? Master!
  6. In a Cage
  7. Soul Massacre
  8. Why Emotional?
  9. Against the Shadow
  10. The Harmony within
  11. Behind those Eyes
  • Karsten Jäger
  • Oliver Lenz
  • Tommy Fritsch
  • Jochen Trunk
  • Kai Bergerin




Infected 
1998 GSM
  1. Infected
  2. Mindstrip
  3. First
  4. Fetish '97
  5. Again
  6. Down
  7. Pounding
  8. Without a Kiss
  9. Now
  • Karsten Jäger
  • Oliver Lenz
  • Tommy Fritsch
  • Jochen Trunk
  • Kai Bergerin

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Worst Enemy 
2001 Massacre
  1. Misery
  2. Believer
  3. Survive
  4. All or Nothing
  5. Denial
  6. Assassinate the Scars
  7. Recession
  8. Living Wreck
  9. Humiliation
  10. Outro
  • Karsten Jäger
  • Oliver Lenz
  • Jan-Dirk Löffler
  • Jochen Trunk
  • Kai Bergerin

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Shine 
2002 Massacre
  1. No Control
  2. Walk
  3. The Decline
  4. Shine
  5. Me and my World
  6. Alive
  7. Honour Killings
  8. Falling without Reason
  9. Mad Sick Mankind
  10. Free
  • Karsten Jäger
  • Oliver Lenz
  • Jan-Dirk Löffler
  • Jochen Trunk
  • Kai Bergerin

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 



Spreading The Rage 
2003 Massacre
  1. The Beginning Of Doubt (Intro)
  2. Ethic Instinct
  3. To The Sky
  4. No More Lies
  5. Spreading The Rage
  6. Inside My Head
  7. Death Will Score
  8. For Those Who Dare
  9. Addiction
  10. It's God Given
  11. Drown
  12. Democracy
  13. Back To Life
  • Karsten Jäger
  • Oliver Lenz
  • Jan-Dirk Löffler
  • Jochen Trunk
  • Kai Bergerin

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



66Sick 
2005 Nuclear Blast
  1. 66 (Intro)
  2. Sick
  3. Floating On High
  4. For God
  5. Continue From This Point
  6. Crawl
  7. Rewind It All (Death Or Glory)
  8. Lost In Time
  9. Try
  10. Edges
  11. Mental Signpost
  12. To Atone For All
  • Karsten Jäger
  • Oliver Lenz
  • Jan-Dirk Löffler
  • Jochen Trunk
  • Kai Bergerin

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal 



Navigator 
2007 Massacre
  1. Navigator
  2. When Silence Is Broken
  3. The One
  4. The Thought Product
  5. Between Red Lines
  6. It Is Simply There
  7. Falling Down
  8. Passenger
  9. Selected
  10. Sacrifice
  • Karsten Jäger
  • Tommy Fritsch
  • Jonas Khalil
  • Jochen Trunk
  • Kai Bergerin




Protected Hell 
2009 Massacre
  1. Hell (Intro)
  2. A Place To Hide
  3. Hate/Aggression Schedule
  4. Nemesis Rising
  5. The Return Of Sin
  6. Hell Goes On
  7. S.O.S. - Sense Of Sight
  8. One Nation‘s Son
  9. Trauma (Instrumental)
  10. The Dark Soundscapes
  11. Room 309 (Kraftprinzip)
  12. Demon‘s Entry
  • Karsten Jäger
  • Jonas Khalil
  • Witali Weber
  • Jochen Trunk
  • Kai Bergerin

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Heal 
2010 Massacre
  1. The Eyes of Horror
  2. Isolation
  3. The Last Force: Attack!
  4. Certainty of Reality
  5. Love Like Blood
  6. Red Sharks
  7. Welcome Home
  8. Shine (remake)
  • Karsten Jäger
  • Witali Weber
  • Jochen Trunk
  • Kai Bergerin

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

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