Deicide Scars of the Crucifix

Deicide Scars of the Crucifix
There’s something inexplicably endearing about satanic death metal bands. They put such a constant effort into sustaining an evil image, devoting every aspect of the band to darkness, that you can’t help but admire their allegiance. After nearly 15 years assaulting the general public with anti-Christian imagery and misanthropic odes to Satan, Deicide still rule in all the blasphemous glory they initially created. They’ve come a long way since their debut Legion, which went on to become the highest selling death metal album of all time, according to Soundscan. They’ve polished their sound and have increasingly devoted energy to creating coherent songs. They’ve incorporated the occasional hash groove into the wall of double kicks to deliver unbelievably catchy breakdowns and tags. They persistently hammer out debilitating tremolo action and gush ferocious vocal malevolence. Death metal wouldn’t be the without the high-speed solos they’ve perfected sonically and placed appropriately. Finally moving on from Roadrunner, Scars of the Crucifix is being released in four different formats suggesting Earache still has big expectations for the veterans. Unfortunately Canadians will not be seeing a live performance anytime soon, unless of course Canada Customs eases up on the border or Glen Benton gets a skin graft to cover the inverted cross branded on his forehead. (Earache)