TO HELL WITH GOD
Everyone’s favorite Satanist Glenn Benton and company return with TO HELL IS GOD, a scalding 10-track offering that rekindles the flames of evil for the long running death metal unit Deicide. Brimming over with speed-picked fury (“Empowered By Blasphemy”) and anti-Christian sentiment aplenty (“Angels in Hell”), this endeavor features another fleet-footed percussive performance from longtime member Steve Asheim as well as a smashing twin guitar presence from death metal mercenaries Jack Owens and Ralph Santolla while Benton’s mighty roar is captured for the first time with all of its demonic firepower represented. Demonstrating a good flow of tempos from blistering (“Save Your”) to bludgeoning (“Hang in Agony Until You’re Dead”) while keeping content melodically-tinged yet decisively velocity-driven, Deicide’s latest recording finally has fine-tuned their sound to totally encompasses their diabolical philosophical viewpoints. You’ve been warned.