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Deivos-Hostile Blood-Butchery Music-2003 reviewed by: Chaoslord

Track Listing
1. Chasm Climber
2. Hostile Blood
3. Encircled By Nothingness
4. Scarcity Of Suffering
5. Throw Off The Fetters
6. Beginning Of True Journey *
7. Four United In Unity *
Alrighty death metallers, here is a Belgian band sure to kick your ass.

If you are looking for brutal, bone crushing death metal then this is your group right here. Filled with your typical chugging guitar riffs and ridiculously fast drum beats, this album begins bludgeoning your senses from beginning til end. While many people easily tire of death metal due to lack of changing tempos and repetition, I am always on the prowl for new blood soaked talent. And upon listening to this CD I have found a new band that I like.

Similar in style to Poland's Vader and Decapitated, Deivos shows that there are good things still lurking on the death metal horizon. The vocals on the album are very guttural and just grab a hold of you from the get go. Songs such as "Encircled by Nothingness" and "Scarcity of Suffering" are just blistering death metal songs that are sure to kick your ass. I have been listening to this CD for a few months now and as I keep listening to it, it just keeps growing on me more and more. So, if you want some good death metal, get in touch with Butchery Music and try and get a hold of this one.



--Chaoslord 03.10.04
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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2003
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