Nov 25

Deicide – In the Minds of Evil (2013)

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You can’t mention Tampa death metal icons without Deicide. This band helped to shape the most brutal and extreme style of music. Proud to be from my hometown, Deicide have ravaged the minds of death metal fans for over thirty years now. This newest release, In the Minds of Evil, is no exception. This album proves that Deicide has not lost their aggression.

The album’s title track was the first released to the public. Right when I heard it, I was quick to message my editor begging for the album to review it (and guess what – I got to review it!) since I haven’t heard brutality like this in a long time. If you haven’t listened to it yet, what the hell are you doing? But anyway, the song starts off with the audio clip from The Dark Knight that contains this famous quote: “Some men just want to watch the world burn.” It then goes into probably the most brutal riff in the whole album. The agility this track contains is the best way to start off this menacing album.

Beyond Salvation is another one of my favorites. It’s one of those tracks that are brutal in the sense where it’s extremely catchy. It contains merciless hooks that grip and rattle your brain, and you can’t help but headbang throughout the whole song. Out of all of the songs Trample The Cross is the one that sounds most like classic Deicide: it has those signature ferocious solos played alongside rapid instrumentals. Kill the Light of Christ is the song that stood out most to me. Compared to the rest of the album, it’s more melodic; it starts off with a harmonic riff and then transcends into a savage/melodic riffing combo throughout the rest of the song. But it’s a nice addition to the classic Deicide sound.

So I went into each individual song, now I gotta say what I really love about this album. Well, I’ll admit I haven’t been impressed by Deicide in a long time. I think the last great album they released was Scars of the Crucifix. I mean The Stench of Redemption was good, but not that good. And the other ones, yeah not gonna go into them. But when I first heard Deicide was releasing a new album, I didn’t think it would be anything good. Well it’s obviously extremely awesome.

With In the Minds of Hell, Deicide reminds us why they reign in the old school death metal community. These guys are legends; no band will ever amount to the belligerent aura Deicide has always possessed. In The Minds of Evil is a brilliant death metal album. Deicide will always remain one of the pioneering bands in death metal.

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Tracklist:

1. In the Minds of Evil
2. Thou Begone
3. Godkill
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery of One
6. Between the Flesh and the Void
7. Even the Gods can Bleed
8. Trample the Cross
9. Fallen to Silence
10. Kill the Light of Christ
11. End the Wrath of God

Genre: Death Metal

Label: Century Media Records

Playing Time: 38 Minutes

Line-Up:

Glen Benton – Lead Vocals/Bass
Steve Asheim – Drums
Kevin Quirion – Guitar
Jack Owen  Guitar

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDeicide
http://www.centurymedia.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=215

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