"Scars of the Crucifix" (Earache; 2004)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Deicide's name alone is synonymous with musical sacrilege, and Glenn Benton and company once again provide all of the Satanic sickness you can stomach on "Scars of the Crucifix," the latest nine-track soundtrack of pure Hell. 

Released on Christmas Day (how's that for marketing savvy?), the churning death metal of such tracks as "Fuck Your God" and "Conquered by Sodom" is relentlessly fast, heavy and offensive, and that's the way this Florida based institution of darkness likes it. 

Forget all the rumors, stories, and tall tales you've heard about this band -- because they're all probably true; Deicide's sonic aggression may just be the soundtrack of the netherworld, barring a new Barry Manilow album, of course.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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