Dysrhythmia / Pretest
Album: Pretest   Collection:General
Artist:Dysrhythmia   Added:Jun 2003
Label:Relapse Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-08-04 Pull Date: 2003-10-06 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Oct 5 Aug 31 Aug 24 Aug 17 Aug 10
Airplays: 2 2 3 3 6

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 08, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
4. Sep 30, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
2. Oct 07, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
Touch Benediction
5. Aug 30, 2003: Between The Nine Worlds
Annihilation I
3. Oct 02, 2003: The Human Condition
Touch Benediction
6. Aug 28, 2003: sad and dangerous
Running Shoe of Justice

Album Review
Michael Howes
Reviewed 2003-08-06
Philadelphia math rock that not only sounds a lot like Steve Albini’s old band, Rapeman but is also produced by Albini. This is all instrumental, the bottom end is huge, heavy and tight and the guitars are discordant and go all over the place. Like the Oxes, Dysrhythmia gets heavy enough at times to venture into metal.

**1. Starts ominous and dark and, well, odd sounding. The guitar sound for the first couple minutes is odd. Then the guitar just starts going everywhere.
2. Shorter, more metal.
3. Quiet beginning with just guitar and effects. Melodic once the rest of the band join in. Never fully rocks out but there is a bunch of guitar noodling later in the song.
4. A riff of sorts which I guess means more repetition and less noodling.
5. More of a rock song….with some pretty impressive stop/start parts in the middle.
6. Fun with harmonics. Pretty. Some showing off by the drummer.
**7. Damn…a groove into metal licks.
**8. Pummeling right from the beginning.
**9. Long. Starts with feedback and metal sounding guitar into slow pummeling like Earth/Melvins/Godflesh/Isis. Melodic, pretty, and sad sounding for the 2nd half of the song.

Good stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. Bastard   5. Running Shoe of Justice
2. My Relationship   6. Annihilation Ii
3. And Just Go   7. Annihilation I
4. Heat Sink   8. Catalog of Personal Faults
  9. Touch Benediction