Deicide - The Stench Of Redemption [EP]
6 June 2006

01. Homage For Satan
02. Crucified For The Innocence

06.06.2006. Not very surprisingly, this oh-so-evil date proved to be the incentive for countless metal bands to release something new, as painfully obvious and cliche as that is. Of course, where would the world's funniest death metal band ever be if they didn't get a piece of this satanic pie?

Honestly though, as much as I like to make fun of Deicide, their lame satanic theatrics and their boring and formulaic death metal, this time it seems like the band actually managed to floor me. Yes, its true - the Stench Of Redemption EP is fucking brilliant. It's been a while since I heard a death metal release that sounded as fresh as this. I don't know what is to blame - the new members? Or maybe the evil date did really inspire the numb mind of Glen "Mr. Satan" Benton himself? We might never know but the result is quite phenomenal - inhumanely heavy but at the same time not devoid of proper hooks and even some well crafted guitar solos. This is not the same bland Deicide of yore - this is music with a clear sense of purpose, an infectious groove and a sense of power that has the capability of stunning even the oldest death metal veteran fans.

The Stench Of Redemption EP left me wanting to hear some more of this new and improved Deicide. I can only hope that the band doesn't choose to wreck their new found inspiration by repeating it formulaically ad nauseum on the upcoming full album of the same title. With this in mind, I shall now leave you to enjoy Stech Of Redemption.

Band profile: Deicide
Album: The Stench Of Redemption


Written on 12.06.2006 by
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AncientOrigins - 12.06.2006 at 16:35  
I agree, it's pretty damn brilliant, especially the soloing is wicked.
Parkas - 13.06.2006 at 17:41  
Yeah I must admit... these two songs are really good... and fast as hell!
akira_20xx - 14.06.2006 at 19:17  
These songs are fucking amazing, the solo in homage for satan is fuckin unbelieve able. I cant wait to here the album!
Hamird - 02.07.2008 at 11:59  
Solos in Homage For Satan is unbelievable and it's just like a guitar battle between Owen and Santolla!

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