Deicide - Once Upon The Cross


8.3 | 256 votes |
Release date: 1995
Style: Death metal

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01. Once Upon The Cross
02. Christ Denied
03. When Satan Rules His World
04. Kill The Christian
05. Trick Or Betrayed
06. They Are The Children Of The Underworld
07. Behind The Light Thou Shall Rise
08. To Be Dead
09. Confessional Rape

Guest review by
Deadmeat
Rating:
9.3
"Once Upon The Cross" is one of the greatest Anti-Christian albums metal has ever seen and surely one of the best releases from Deicide, if not the best. After this album, Deicide can surely be nominated as the most Blasphemous Death Metal band!

Musically, "Once Upon The Cross" is a smashing album with wondrous guitars and very fast drumming. (Something really interesting to be mentioned is that the speed of the songs is slower in the album compared to the speed they play them live. This happens because at first, the album's length Deicide had recorded , was only 22 minutes -insufficient duration for an album- so they had to play the songs slower to reach a 30 minutes target). The songs are very well-written and short as Raw Death metal should be. Glen Benton growls anti-Christian lyrics with more hate than ever. This guy must be the most rabid singer in the whole metal scene! The word "vice" is perfect to describe the feeling provoked when you listen to his violent screams.

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published 30.04.2009 | Comments (0)

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28.11.2010 - 18:32
Immortal SEP
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Splendid album! Could be about several minutes longer, but also just so super!
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28.11.2010 - 19:09
Rating: 8
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Love this album! \m/ Its not quite an outright classic like the first 2 albums are, imo, but there are some prime Deicide tracks on this one! xD
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11.02.2011 - 03:28
wormdrink414
Definitely my favorite Decide album.
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08.12.2011 - 03:42
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by wormdrink414 on 11.02.2011 at 03:28

Definitely my favorite Decide album.

mine aswell.
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forever bummed out
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08.12.2011 - 06:10
Sacrificial
One of Decide's finest efforts
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14.07.2012 - 22:48
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Another good album from Deicide. Nothing ever really changes, but it's to be expected.
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23.12.2012 - 23:04
Illog1cal
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The mid paced atonal chugging on several songs does get tedious and so does the repetitive chanting in the choruses but still, the riffs and solos speak for themselves. 'They Are the Children of the Underworld' - great.
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21.12.2016 - 18:54
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Shit this album kicks ass.
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forever bummed out
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