God Dethroned Into the Lungs of Hell

They seemed doomed to underdog status forever, but on Into the Lungs of Hell, God Dethroned dish out a completely tasteful and quite raging take on modern death/thrash metal. It's got so much going for it: a tolerable 37-minute playing time, a beefy production, a bassist who happens to be named Beef, great lyrics that touch upon animal rights (hail!) and media issues, and enough memorable thrash riffing and soloing to make King/Hanneman proud. Maybe they're too thrashy for the death-heads and too heavy for the Haunted nuts or something, but in a way it works for God Dethroned, as they are the kings of their particular castle, wherever it may be. (Metal Blade)