Formed back in 1989, the death metal band Deicide doesn’t need any introduction in my opinion. Every respectable metalhead should have at least heard of these guys. Right from the start this band is well acclaimed and respected for their work and are still an inspiration to metalheads worldwide. On the 14th of September their 12th album “Overtures of Blasphemy” was released.
Problem with bands lasting so long in the scene, is that their style is changing a bit over the years. Not with Deicide! This album might be darker, heavier and more extreme than previous albums. However, they chose to have the songs more textured with more licks and hooks, so it doesn’t become boring, going nowhere “grind-all-the-time death-metal”. Especially the cathy melodies and extreme well timed solos are a pleasure to listen to.
Combine the music with the brilliant song writing (even Glen Benton crawled back on the writing throne on a few songs), this album brings Deicide back to the top of the death metal scene. If you thought these guys were done in the scene, this is a prove and warning you’re definitely wrong about that.
My favourites of this album are “Crawled From The Shadows” with a surprising pace, “Seal the Tomb Below” and the single “Excommunicated”. Where “All That is Evil” is a bit of a slower song which I like the least, but the song itself is not bad at all.
With a total playing time of 37:54 min. spread over 12 tracks, it is over to soon. All in all, every musician and fan can use this album as an example on how to make real and pure death metal.
Score: 9.1/10 ★★★★★
01. One With Satan
02. Crawled From The Shadows
03. Seal The Tomb Below
04. Compliments Of Christ
05. All That Is Evil
07. Anointed In Blood
08. Crucified Soul Of Salvation
09. Defying The Sacred
10. Consumed By Hatred
11. Flesh, Power, Dominion
12. Destined To Blasphemy