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Deicide: Stench of RedemptionStench of Redemption (2006)
Earache Records

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The number of bands who have lost half of their writing team and come back better than ever aren't exactly legion. (For those of you who didn't go to church, that's a really crappy demon joke. Look it up.) So when the brothers Hoffman left Deicide I'm sure many metal fans thought it was a sign our m.
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The number of bands who have lost half of their writing team and come back better than ever aren't exactly legion. (For those of you who didn't go to church, that's a really crappy demon joke. Look it up.) So when the brothers Hoffman left Deicide I'm sure many metal fans thought it was a sign our merry band of blasphemers weren't going to rise from the grave. Well, don't count everyone's favorite members of Satan's fan club out yet. They've picked up a few new axe-slingers, namely Jack Owen (ex-Cannibal Corpse) and Ralph Santolla (ex-DEATH and ex-Iced Earth). If that doesn't add up to a guaranteed formula for thrash-mania you need to hit your math books.

Stench of Redemption is straight up classic Deicide and brutal as the upside-down cross frontman Glen Benton burned into his forehead. What's new is melodic fishhooks that embed themselves in your brain with each listen. Interestingly the most blasphemous of all the songs on the record is the catchiest. "Death to Jesus" is so catchy your pastor will be humming it after one listen.

The rhythm section of Deicide has been the band's backbone for years now, and it's no different on Stench. With two killer guitar players holding their backs the bass and drum duties have been kicked from "holding the beat" to "bludgeoning force of death." The drumming in particular stands out as something to write home about, with more blasts and rolls than a demolition squad and bakery combined.

Lots of people wrote off Deicide after their disappointing last record, heck I was one of them. Stench of Redemption more than makes up for any past mistakes; think of it as flowers from a loved one who failed you in the past. Rotting, blood soaked flowers covered in upside down crosses, but remember that's the kind you were looking for anyway.

 

 
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TommyPickles (April 24, 2008)

When I think of Deicide I definitely think of Bruce Springsteen.

Albert_Belle (May 14, 2007)

Now, how's about some Necrophagist and Decrepit Birth.

Anonymous (May 12, 2007)

in response to the close minded fool who said how can people listen to this. easy the guitar work without a doubt some of the best guitar work ive seen on a deicide album in ages

hitlerbadzakgood (May 12, 2007)

deicide is ok, theres better metal out there.

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

Great review of Deicide's best album in years... except for one caveat: The Hoffman brothers hardly wrote anything after about the first album or so. According to many a Deicide interview, Steve Asheim, the drummer, composed most of Deicide's music on guitar or piano!

Torgo (May 11, 2007)

more cryptopsy news, less fall out boy news

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

How do people listen to bands like this without constantly laughing? I mean, as soon as the cookie monster vocals start I just crack up. And even more so if there's an accompanying video with a guy with long hair making scary faces. Oooooh, satan, scary.

If you really want to scare people be evangelical Christian, they're far creepier.

lostandclowned (May 11, 2007)

less bright eyes, more deicide

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

I don't mind this band, but the new lineup doesn't really work well for me.

On a similar note, here is someone that will make you laugh out loud if you dislike, or like, brutal death metal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qr9ElWhJD4

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

This is not punknews.

SydBarrett420 (May 11, 2007)

I have seen the guys house in Hudson Florida. There is an upside down cross from what I have been told in the pool.

misterspike (May 11, 2007)

Glen Benton is about as Satanic and Evil as Tom Araya. No disrespect to Tom.

branden (May 11, 2007)

deicide is awesome.

Ianw (May 11, 2007)

'This crap doesn't belong on this site or this earth. This band sucks, metalheads suck. These are the guys wearing Slayer shirts in High school that picked on me, then would go home to their pet snakes and get high. What wastes of life.'

Hahaha!
Boohoo

baseball (May 11, 2007)

wow Deicide?! now that's a name i haven't heard since high school

i think the singer's a little off his rocker if you ask me though

He is also known for having burned an inverted cross into his forehead. He has stated in interviews that it was made from a cross pendant he wore on a necklace as Satan's protection. He claimed that bad things would happen to him if he forgot to wear his cross. "I burnt the fucker in my forehead so I'll always have it on me, and I can never be touched by the Righteous One. By penetrating my soul, I'm protected forever."

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

This crap doesn't belong on this site or this earth. This band sucks, metalheads suck. These are the guys wearing Slayer shirts in High school that picked on me, then would go home to their pet snakes and get high. What wastes of life.

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

Ok...this has just emboldened me to write a review of Venom's "Black Metal". Now that is one metal-ass metal album. Metal.
-feeeding5000

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

inverted cross burned into the forehead=awesome

SydBarrett420 (May 11, 2007)

Didn't the lead singer of this band say he would kill himself when he turned 30 and then pussed out?

jesuschrist (May 11, 2007)

my favorite band ever.....maybe gogoroth also......hmmm

jesuschrist (May 11, 2007)

best band ever....

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

old deicide was way better.

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

Fuck metal. Satanist assholes go to hell. Seriously.

knifetrader (May 11, 2007)

Less Deceide, more Minor Threat!!

fuzzy (May 11, 2007)

I read only half of this and knew it was John-Michael. No one else I know would ever bother with Deicide.

Love you J-M.

notfeelingcreative (May 11, 2007)

Holy shit, Deicide!! This was the band we used to listen to in Catholic School to scare thed shit out of our teachers!! I remember convincing the DJ at one of our school dances to play "Crucifixation", they called my mommy!

Anonymous (May 11, 2007)

Glad to see some variety in the reviews. Earache is awsome label and the bands don't get near enough reviews on this site. This is a awsome Decide album.

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