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Vinyl, December 24, 2002
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Allegro Corporation ***
  • ASIN: 5553387485
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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By J. Holmes on September 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
it's hard to believe that this record is over 10 years old! and what's even more amazing is that it still stands head and shoulders above all these technical mathy rock bands that seem to crop up every thirty seconds these days.

the songs on this record are relentless and savage, yet with all the raw crazed energy, these guys can play. the music is intense and frighteningly tight. it's like the technical aspects of prog rock bands like King Crimson or Yes have been anally violated and have become bitter and very very mean. but with all the time changes and stop on a dime pauses, Dazzling Killmen never really veer into a cold unfeeling territory inhabited by bands like Dillenger Escape Plan or Don Cabellero. the vocals on this record are sung from a very disturbing perspective on life. you can almost feel the sweat and spit and bile being flung around the studio as the vocals were laid down.

Face Of Collapse is an unstoppable juggernaut of an album that grabs you by the throat and refuses to let go until it has drained every drop of blood from your worthless body.

it's beyond math rock, beyond metal, beyond technical...beyond sanity.
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And I thought that Calculating Infinity was head and shoulders above everyone else in the instrumental perspective when it comes to hardcore music (and it still is).

This is the sum of what happens when jazz students who know a whole lot about improv manage to tackle the math rock spectrum made well known by the likes of Blind Idiot God and Slint, topping it off with a hardcore spirit that still sounds as refreshing as it did when it was released all these years ago. The guitars drive this forward with high regards to not only free jazz, but as well as a tiny bit of progressive rock as well. Future The Mars Volta drummer Blake Flemming also does the drumming here, and unsurprisingly, it shines throughout.

While the band was short lived and disbanded a year after this was released, this is still a phenomenal release displaying how the utilization of a certain background for another style of music can manage to make some impressive music that would be a future inspiration for many. Absolutely recommended for those that love the abrasion of hardcore but also admire it performed by superbly talented people.
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To be fair, Nick Sakes wasn't the only genius in Dazzling Killmen, but the fact remains the guy's been involved with a lot of great albums. "Face of Collapse" is near the top of my list (edged out only by "Economy of Motion" by Colossamite). In a way, Dazzling Killmen seemed to sum up a lot of the post rock/math rock sounds of the 90s (drop 'em in regular rotation alongside Jesus Lizard, Drive Like Jehu, and Fugazi, and you'll see what I mean). At the same time, they sounded a whole lot scarier. Sakes' unhinged vocals can raise the hairs on your neck. The band's razor-sharp rhythmic twists and turns can induce vertigo. With "Face of Collapse," the Dazzling Killmen set the bar for maniacally-intense, technically demanding, agitated rock (with soul!) really high. I've yet to hear anyone else come even close.
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By Dan Gude on September 23, 2004
Format: Audio CD
There has been a lot of hype lately about hard core "math rock" bands. I won't list them (you can look them up) but Dazzling Killmen make these prog rock, nu metal, math rockers sound like beginner garage bands. It is really too bad that this band isn't around anymore. I saw them in St. Louis shortly after Face of Collapse came out. It was amazing to hear them perform these songs on stage. I bought the CD from the band immediately after the show. So before you spend another dime on any new "hardcore" record, do yourself a favor and get this CD.

They also have a compilation CD of their earlier recorded material. It isn't as good as Face but it does have some good music and an amusing radio promo spot, grade schoolers at the radio station shouting "Dazzling Killmen! they Kill!"
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