Thursday, June 5, 2014

Deicide - In the Minds of Evil (2013)

You're better off seeing what's going down inside the mind of Mencia than this tired and dried up well of receding hair-lines and geriatric pattern arrangements. Pretty sad, actually, as I can clearly recall the days of old when each new Deicide album was rabidly anticipated and eagerly devoured upon arrival. It's been almost twenty years since I've really given a shit about a new Deicide CD and nothing, I repeat... NOTHING that the band has burped out since the departure of Lobster-Arms & Dough-Boy have I found the least bit interesting. Yes, that includes 'The Stench of Redemption', a full blown exercise in mediocrity and the power of hype.

What we have here is the perfect companion piece to the band's last album, 2011's 'To Hell With God'. A thoroughly dry and mummified version of the band that manages to sound nothing like the once frightening musical force that released 1990's 'Deicide' and '92's 'Legion'. Whoever tells you that this album sounds like 'Legion' should be kicked in their nut-sack and slapped in the face. Repeatedly.

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