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Deicide - Til Death Do Us Part

Discussion in 'Metal Reviews' started by Bleakest Harvest, May 4, 2008.

  1. Bleakest Harvest

    Bleakest Harvest \m/Misanthropic Hippy\m/

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    Deicide - Til Death Do Us Part
    Earache - MOSH358 - 28 April 2008
    By Paddy Walsh

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    No one ever expected that Deicide still had it in them to produce a modern classic in The Stench of Redemption in 2006, and it holds up well to this day. Brutal, melodic and intense, The Stench of Redemption caused many to restore their faith in a band who hadn't exactly set the world alight with their post Once Upon the Cross output. The ejection of the Hoffman brothers from guitar duties seemed to imbue the band with a renewed vigour, banishing memories of the woeful period of Insineratehymn and In Torment, In Hell. Yes, much was forgiven in the Deicide camp, and even mainman Glen Benton's ever ridiculous media outbursts seemed to decline, which leads us into 2008 and Til Death Do Us Part which, judging from recent interviews, may just be Deicide's swansong.

    After innumerable songs about how Christians need to be disemboweled and how swell a guy Satan is, it appears that getting divorced has given Mr. Benton something new to write about. At last. Hence the name of the album and tracks such as 'Severed Ties'. Despite this, Til Death Do Us Part is possibly Benton's most stilted vocal performance - he's seemingly content to growl along nonchalantly these days (occasional backing screams aside) - there's none of the demented cackling that made such an impact on the likes of 'Lunatic of God's Creation' or 'Satan Spawn the Caco-Daemon'. Instrumentally, however, Deicide cannot be faulted these days. Like The Stench of Redemption, Til Death Do Us Part is chock fulll of intense lead guitar melodicism, brutal breakdowns and an unmistakable groove. Former Iced Earth axeman Ralph Santola again contributes incredible lead guitar work that at times plays like a more concise Vital Remains, whilst Jack Owen creates an unmistakable groove both catchy and brutal. The title track is an immense example of this, whilst 'Severed Ties' features the kind of lead guitar breaks that would have been unthinkable with the Hoffmans on board. 'The Beginning of the End' is a melodic instrumental that proves an excellent scene setter for the album, whilst 'Not as Long as We Both Shall Live' takes the foot off the pedal so to speak, an ominous guitar lead winding its way through the song and climaxing into an cacophonous frenzy.

    Til Death Do Us Part doesn't have the element of surprise that its predecessor had - nor can it quite match it in terms of songwriting - but it is nonetheless a worthy continuation of the newfound blackened muse that seemed to kick Deicide up the arse after the woeful In Torment, in Hell almost destroyed their legacy. Their debut, Legion and Once Upon the Cross will perhaps always stand as representing Deicide at their pinnacle (particularly considering the decline in Glen Benton's vocals), but Til Death Do Us Part, if indeed it is their parting gift to the metal world, is a suitable finishing piece.

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    im enjoying it, to bad the fuckers don't tour.
     
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    nice cd!!!
    the best album ever!
     
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    i didnt like it.
    i thought it was just a sped up version of every other album.
    still good material though.
    hail fucking deicide.
     
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    I hear the promotions for this new album come with a patch that have "Glen for president" some people might say they sold out, but really Glen for president, in a reality sense, would get me off my ass to the poll, and I would vote, seeming if 98% of Americans did that, I still don't see it happening considering the 2% of people in the Electoral Branch of the U.S. would keep from something like this happening.

    I haven't heard the cd yet, I'm sure Deicide will never have a problem keeping up with their expected blasphemy.

    I just wonder at this point if the Hoffman brothers are in any relation to Albert Hoffman, the man who created L.S.D. From the Ergot fungus to rid migranes in old times.
    If so this would explain their music being the way it is-perfect
     
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    the material is good but i feel like ive heard it already... kinda disappointed ... i wish they would tour...

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    The way it was mixed really turned me off. Don't get me wrong it was still a solid album, but no where near a masterpiece.
     
  9. Stormwatch

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    None of that makes any fucking sense at all. You didnt like it, but it was good material?

    I didn't like it too much at first, it's nowhere near as good as Stench or Scars, but it's growing on me a hell of a lot. Less hooks, more intense riffage.
     
  10. PaulRawNerve

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    i just can't really get into it. it's still all about 'legion' and the self titled.
     
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    Huuh really? :(
     

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