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Deicide – Scars Of The Crucifix – CD Review

The ever controversial Black/Death Metal act Deicide has their moments, and this is one of them. Their 2004 opus, “Scars Of The Crucifix” [Earache Records], is a razor-sharp package of high-intensity aggression bristling with violent energy. It’s a frenetic, insane ride.

Let the blast-beats begin….

Regardless of their views, they make some great Death Metal. Combining Blackened Thrash and Florida Style Death Metal, Deicide fuses speed, power, and groove-dredging aggression. This is pure, apocalyptic hostility unleashed. Guttural growls are interlaced hellish shrieks. (The lyrics are offensive…so you have been warned.)

Expect nothing less than full-speed, blasting aggression here. It’s fast, fast, fast….

The best of these gut-wrenching cuts includes the hyperkinetic “Scars Of The Crucifix,” the skull-shattering groove of “From Darkness Come,” “Enchanted Nightmare,” and “When Heaven Burns.” Deicide has a merciless, glimmering hostility to their sound.

Overall, this is one fiery opus. It may not be for the beginning listener of Deicide, but long time fans will be well pleased. Stay savage. Farewell.

Related Bands: Fog, Cradle Of Filth, Kult Ov Azazel, Sepultura, Throcult, Horrified, Order From Chaos, Mayhem, Naglfar, Marduk, Emperor, Venom, Death, Believer, Throes Of Dawn, Aborym, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Copyright 2004.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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