Thursday, July 24, 2014
Deicide - Scars of the Crucifix (2004)
I wouldn't go so far as to say that this is a "great" album but admittedly I've listened to it on more than one occasion and enjoyed it rather immensely. The band obviously had a newfound interest in creating interesting riffs and obviously someone in the Deicide camp was listening to more brutal stuff as that particular aesthetic was ramped up a notch. Vocally, Glen teeters the fence here. At times he sounds as good as he did in his earlier years, thanks to the over-dubbing of his highs and lows. At other times it's apparent that age is none too kind to aging death metal vocalists as you can clearly hear the wear and tear on his vocal chords. Unfortunately that little factoid has done naught to deter him and frankly he's sounded like a lampoon of himself for many years now. Nonetheless, I've always thought that this was a fairly accurate throwback to Deicide's early (ok, well not too early) years and was a rather high note for the Hoffman's to take their leave on.