DIKTAT shows no sign of liking subtle tricks and merry melodies. In fact they play some of the rawest, more technical Death Metal out of France. Not that I know many Brutal Death bands from the country (MORGUE, maybe) but these guys play real nasty and heavy, not just fuzzy goregrind. Remind me a bit of SUFFOCATION and ORIGIN in sheer no-nonsense continuous pounding, tempo variations and relentless thumping and slamming. There is little space for bridges and no space at all to catch your breath, it?s really claustrophobic Death Metal jam-packed with solos and riffs. Could also remind somewhat of SEPSISM and SCATTERED REMNANTS if you like, but just remind that it?s an onslaught that never, never stops. Now the bad is that the sound might not the most accurate thing about this tape, as my speakers continuously crackle and sizzle. I am not a fanatic for crystalline productions I struggled to convince me it was just a sample and it served perfectly the scope, but a good chuggy, sturdy sound a la DYING FETUS would have valorised this stuff 100 times more. Shockingly skilful, DIKTAT surprised me by sheer blunt force, if a band like this doesn?t get contract from ?at least? a label like United Guttural, something is going really wrong.