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Deicid
In the Minds of Evil

Company: Century Media
Release: 2013
Genre: Death
Reviewer: ChaosLord

  • Boring as hell



  • Deicide has been around for a good while now and have released some pretty solid albums over the years. In the Minds of Evil is not one of them. In fact it is boring as hell. The album as a whole in not the finest of the band's career. The songs featured on the album are not memorable in any way, shape or form. Each song bleeds into the other one almost and makes the album sound like one long, drawn out Satanic sermon. The lyrical content on here is the same on most of their albums but what is strangely absent are the crushing, groove heavy riffs that are trademark on the bands prior albums.

    The songs lack a lot of catch to them and are pretty straightforward are pedantic. Benton's voice sounds pretty good still but even the Maestro of Evil can't help this album be any better than what it is. The band seems to be stuck in a rut and are releasing albums that sound all too similar to the last album that the band had put out. Hopefully the next album will show a return to form for the band but until then, avoid this album unless you are a diehard fan and want this one to maintain your collection of Deicide albums.


    About this Writer:
    Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.

    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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    In the Minds of EvilDeicide
    2013
    Greg Watson12/17/2013
    To Hell With GodDeicide
    2011
    Ben McCraw11/8/2011


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