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BIBLE OF THE DEVIL
THE DIABOLIC PROCESSION
CRUZ DEL SUR

If Chicago's Bible of the Devil and their nine-track offering THE DIABOLIC PROCESSION suffer from anything, it's definitely a severe case of bad nomenclature. Off the bat, you'd expect a quartet with their name to be a hoard of corpsepainted cretins armed with medieval weaponry adorned in animal skin with outstretched hands held to the sky howling Satanic verse over blast beats. Not even close, as these pretty Midwestern metalhead-looking dudes shred a la Judas Priest circa 1978 on cuts like "Sepulchre" and the NWOBHM-soaked "Judas Ships". With nary an upside cross to be had and horned beasts replaced by durable twin guitar heroics, this nine-track ode to heavy metal's glory days is deceptive in moniker yet impressive to those that trump expert musicianship and solid composition instead of overwrought smoke and mirror metallics.
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- Mike SOS