Review: Deicide – Overtures of Blasphemy 8.2

  • Deicide
  • Overtures Of Blasphemy
  • Death metal
  • USA
  • 2018
  • 8.2/10

This might be a surprise to a lot of people, but this is my first time hearing Deicide. Immediately from the first track I am planted firmly in my seat, withstanding the forces of this straight up fucking death metal. There was an element to their fandom that deterred me a bit, it felt in league with Slipknot in terms of its marketing. I’m glad to discover they are actually right up my alley. My blood splattered organ littered alley where I listen to Cannibal Corpse on a Tuesday afternoon.

Demonic chanting choruses and more than a handful of solos. What more can you ask from death metal? It scratches the itch in a big way. It’s pretty much a faster Cannibal Corpse and I am stoked about it. There’s even some Opeth-esque guitar work layered into some of the tracks like an overture. Something out of Ghost Reveries.

Overtures of Blasphemy is on the speedier side of death metal with blistering riffs and vocals that never seem to get a rest. It’s cool because I can still hear all the old school death metal licks in there despite the speed which speaks to the precision and technicality of this record. A lot of the time I’m listening to albums and wondering what they are going to do next, but Deicide drags me by the neck into the present moment always. They take control of the listeners attention.

His vocals sound big and moist. It’s pretty guttural which is nice – there is no point where the music softens at all. Not vocally or with the instruments either. It all exists to be heavy and dark to which it succeeds on both accounts. The bass is always either galloping or bouncing showing the stamina of the dude having to slap those big ass strings around. It can groove hard sometimes as well even with how fast its going. Vocally the guy is a machine and has some fast delivery but he’s also able to slow it down for some rough but catchy choruses. I’m generally impressed over all.

Just get this one. It won’t disappoint.



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