DEICIDE - Insineratehymn
June 1, 2000, 19 years ago
Cool album title as once again we prepare to become subjected to another blasphemous outburst from Glen Benton and co. No surprises this time, thankfully, musically Deicide have not changed their agenda one bit, Insineratehymn presenting a more basic and in-your-face approach than their last, the much revered Serpents From The Light, as the crunch factor hasn't let up one bit. Opener 'Bible Basher' sets the tone in defiant manner, as Benton churns out his lyrics of hate in usual form while the Hoffman brothers are at it once again, ripping away at their basic riffing pattern in traditional form while their solo trade-offs continue to slither in the ever-tight Jim Morris mix, as Steve Ashiem continues to pound the kit, going along rhythmically, building a strong skeletons for the songs. But one thing that made this band stand out is Benton's vocal performance: his vocals tend to carry the songs this time around like never before, even rougher and deadlier. With all the new prodigies on the death metal map (i.e. Krisiun, Hate Eternal, Diabolic etc.) adding a coat of strength to the scene and taking it to another level, it wouldn't be surprising to hear the usual batch of people slagging Deicide, either as being part of the "commercial" state of death metal (whatever) or mainly for just being Deicide, the band they love to hate.But no death metal band out there has ever caused as much conversation as Deicide and if Insineratehymn pisses even more people off, then the band have done their job once again.