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Deicide - Insineratehymn Review

by Matt Hensch

Deicide has released some great albums that have become cult classics, like "Legion" and their debut, yet the metal world tends to forget about some of their later works. It doesn't take a genius to figure out Deicide got worse after those two classic albums, but that doesn't mean they got bad. One of Deicide's albums that got unfairly trashed and forgotten was the band's fifth LP, the experimental "Insineratehymn." On Deicide's fifth album, the American quartet began slowing down and experimented with some different musical formations. "Insineratehymn" shows Deicide changing their pace in a musical direction that's simpler, yet still good.

The chaotic riffs and drum patterns on previous Deicide efforts has been removed from "Insineratehymn," yet it still manages to sound like a decent death metal record. With the technical characteristics gone, guitar duo Brian and Eric Hoffman fill the void with a mixture of mid-paced thrash riffs and groove tunes. Each track starts out with a fast riff before it breaks into a slow groove that accompanies Glen Benton's voice perfectly. The only negative aspect of this less complex guitar playing is the lack of diversity in the riffs because some of the songs end up sounding way too similar and predictable, but this only applies to a few of the tracks as most of them sound quite different from each other. Steve Asheim easily finds his niche in this style of invalid technicality by connecting his signature blast beats with simple drum patterns that fall right into place with the riffs. When the riffs begin to pick up speed, Steve goes right into faster drum patterns that usually include a barrage of blastbeats, but he begins to dive into simpler drumming formations once the riffs lose speed. Even though this is a much simpler LP musically speaking, "Insineratehymn" is still a good death metal performance by the Deicide tribe.

As usual, Glen Benton lives up to high expectations with his vocal performance on this album just like he does on prior Deicide records. Glen's deep and tortured growls match the heavy riffs in a way that leaves an imprint of utter destruction upon the listener. The use of high-pitched barks is considerably restricted on this album, which can be a downer at times, yet they do sound rather nice when used.

I wasn't expecting to be entertained from this album after hearing all the negativity that hovered around it, but I actually find "Insineratehymn" to be a pleasant record. This obviously isn't as good as classic Deicide, but I think it's a good album. You should try "Insineratehymn" if you are familiar with Deicide and wish to hear something slightly new from this death metal outfit.

1. Bible Basher
2. Forever Hate You
3. Standing In The Flames
4. Remnant Of A Hopeless Path
5. The Gift That Keeps On Giving
6. Halls Of Warship
7. Suffer Again
8. Worst Enemy
9. Apocalyptic Fear
10. Refusal Of Penance

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