Power of Metal.dk Review

In the Minds of Evil
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 26 November, 2013
Playing time: 36:51

A lot of stuff and stories about the behavior of vocalist Glen Benton can be found on the internet. Every one of you can think of that what he/she wants, but one thing is for sure, he still has a mighty aggressive grunt. Immediately from the start you can hear that this is Deicide. Not only because of Glen's vocals, but also because of the riffs.

There are some differences if you compare the music on this new album with their latest ones. A bunch of songs have more melodic guitar pieces and several songs have a kind of catchy groove in them. Take for example the second track "Thou Begone" with nice galloping guitar riffs varied with devastating fast pieces. What I like most on this album is the strong guitar riffs. What Legion of the Damned does in the thrash scene, very riff oriented thrash, that is what Deicide is doing for a part in the death scene. Riff oriented death, based on old school death metal elements, but with a very nice portion of groove. When you listen to this album the first time, you will probably think that this sounds like the umpteenth Deicide album, but if you take the time to listen closer and more often, you will certainly hear the differences.

For me this is one of the best Deicide albums since their famous 'Legion' album.

01. In the Minds of Evil
02. Thou Begone
03. Godkill
04. Beyond Salvation
05. Misery of One
06. Between the Flesh and the Void
07. Even the Gods Can Bleed
08. Trample the Cross
09. Fallen to Silence
10. Kill the Light of Christ
11. End the Wrath of God
Label: Century Media
Distribution: Universal (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 3 January, 2014
Website: www.deicide.com