I’m probably going to catch a lot of shit for not liking this album very much, but it did absolutely nothing for me except remind me of how little I liked most of their previous albums. Maybe I’m getting a bit jaded as far as Florida style Death Fucking Metal goes, but I think Deicide is in a rut. The lyrics haven’t changed a bit from the previous albums and the music seems to be going backwards in terms of progression. The bulk of the songs on this album sound like they have two riffs in them. Yes, a band like Judas Iscariot can beat one or two riffs to death and make a great five-minute song, but there are some bands that just can’t pull it off. To me, it seems that Deicide are trying to be more memorable by ditching the technical stuff (which is something that Unleashed did - and much more successfully, I might add) but it comes off as being stale when I listen to it. When you compare this to Vital Remains or Acheron (who were both considered Deicide clones when they started), this is nowhere near as good as either of those two bands’ latest albums. Seriously, I was expecting so much more from this album that the sheer one-dimensionality of it almost made me want to demand my money back.
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