9 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following In Torment in Hell, the band parted ways with their founding guitarists—brothers Eric and Brian Hoffman—and replaced them with Jack Owen and Ralph Santolla, formerly of Cannibal Corpse and Iced Earth, two of Deicide’s most respected peer bands. The arrival of fresh talent renewed the group’s creative energies, making 2006’s The Stench of Redemption the most galvanizing Deicide album since 1992’s Legion. By their nature, the band had always been viciously fast and relentless. The difference here—as simple as it may sound—is that listeners can actually feel that the band members are way more into the music than before. The level of commitment and excitement increased tenfold with the arrival of Owen and Santolla. On “The Stench of Redemption,” “Desecration,” and the astonishing “Homage to Satan,” the mixture of ideas and enthusiasm feels organic. The songs are more extreme, but they're also more dynamic, as if the music has been shocked to life by some unholy form of electricity.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following In Torment in Hell, the band parted ways with their founding guitarists—brothers Eric and Brian Hoffman—and replaced them with Jack Owen and Ralph Santolla, formerly of Cannibal Corpse and Iced Earth, two of Deicide’s most respected peer bands. The arrival of fresh talent renewed the group’s creative energies, making 2006’s The Stench of Redemption the most galvanizing Deicide album since 1992’s Legion. By their nature, the band had always been viciously fast and relentless. The difference here—as simple as it may sound—is that listeners can actually feel that the band members are way more into the music than before. The level of commitment and excitement increased tenfold with the arrival of Owen and Santolla. On “The Stench of Redemption,” “Desecration,” and the astonishing “Homage to Satan,” the mixture of ideas and enthusiasm feels organic. The songs are more extreme, but they're also more dynamic, as if the music has been shocked to life by some unholy form of electricity.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

KVLT ,

death metal should be a religion.

Okay...it was bands like this that stoped me from listening to nu metal and converting to death metal.
a great album...saw these guys on headbangers ball and i was instantly hooked.

Dkrick0 ,

This Album really rocks!!

I don't care what people say about Deicide, they are the best Death Metal band on this earth. This album may even put up competition for Legion, Deicide best album in my opinion. After the incident in Laredo, TX, they still can realese a great album. Its amazing how they work, and how glens voice suits this music. Lets hope we see more music like this, or maybe even another album from Deicide!!!

MountainMan51 ,

Their Best Yet

Wow, what an improvement these guys have made since the Hoffman Brothers left the band and Jack Owen (Cannibal Corpse) and Ralph Santolla (Iced Earth) joined. Very tight,mean riffs and the usual great drumming by Steve Asheim, and very good writing for Glen Benton make this release their best yet in my opinion. The guitar leads are so much better and so much less abstract then the crap the Hoffman brothers were putting out. Benton and Asheim were able to write much catchier songs because they knew these guys could actually play the stuff, which is what I heard Glen talking about in an interview recently. Get this now, you will really love it as much as I did, compare this to their previous release before this (Scars of the Crucifix), which is not a bad release, but The Stench of Redemption clearly blows it away in all areas, writing,production,musicianship and everywhere else.

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