it, I have to agree with Glen Benton! As much as I’m fed up with his
rants about the Hoffmann brothers and how fucked up they are, ‘The
Stench of Redemption’ proves him right on the account that new
guitarists Owen and Santolla can play the two crackheads’ arses off
less brutal than its predecessors, Deicide’s latest offering is much
more virtuous and complete than what we’ve seen before from
’s black sons. After a couple of spins of the CD, I realised that the
big difference is the old-school heavy metal quality of the guitar work
of the new toxic twins of death metal. Where the Hoffmanns were
struggling to accomplish this in mere instances, the heavy metal soli
pour from the fingers of these two.
find it a bit surreal that I write these lines after my last extremely
disappointing Deicide experience at the Aalborg Metal Festival last year,
but this CD indeed indicates that a page has been turned in the history
Deicide is dead, long live Deicide!
Final track "The Lord’s Sedition" – buy the album,
download it, I don’t care, you have to listen to this at some point!
Brilliant! Builds up perfectly, beautifully, almost like a Malmsteen
piece, and turns into an unrelenting death/grind bastard.