12 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Florida death-metal legends Deicide have built an entire career out of being mad at God: Their volatile vocalist, Glen Benton (who once famously burned an inverted cross into his forehead), has been railing against organized religion since he joined their ranks in 1987. Their 12th album, Overtures of Blasphemy, features Benton and founding drummer Steve Asheim alongside newer members Kevin Quirion and Mark English. That fresh blood has certainly had an effect: This is one of Deicide’s most dynamic albums to date. From the rippling guitar harmonies on opener “One With Satan” to the unexpected melodies on “Excommunicated,” Overtures of Blasphemy is a formidable—and accessible—beast.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Florida death-metal legends Deicide have built an entire career out of being mad at God: Their volatile vocalist, Glen Benton (who once famously burned an inverted cross into his forehead), has been railing against organized religion since he joined their ranks in 1987. Their 12th album, Overtures of Blasphemy, features Benton and founding drummer Steve Asheim alongside newer members Kevin Quirion and Mark English. That fresh blood has certainly had an effect: This is one of Deicide’s most dynamic albums to date. From the rippling guitar harmonies on opener “One With Satan” to the unexpected melodies on “Excommunicated,” Overtures of Blasphemy is a formidable—and accessible—beast.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

BoltYourDoor ,

Still making classics

Although Deicide doesn’t quite have its original sound from back in the day, this new album has some great hits. I have enjoyed it thoroughly.

ArcanVm ,

More like “poops on the review section”

Was inspired to make this review just to try to balance out the idiots who think this is where you come to post a glib opinion on an entire genre instead of reviewing the album, which is fantastic and contender for death metal album of the year. If you don’t like death metal, stop reviewing it. Great album. Nothing overly complex, just great riffs and harmonies and lots of energy. Best Deicide release since Stench of Redemption but reminiscent of early works, particularly Serpents of the Light.

Bytor the Snow Dog ,

OoB

Awesome! The best since Stench of Redemption.

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