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Vehemence - God Was Created - reviewed by: ChaosLord

Track Listing
1. Made for Her Jesus
2. She Never Noticed Me
3. Fantasy From Pain
4. Christ, I F**king Hate You!
5. Lusting for Affection
6. Last Fantasy of Christ
7. I Didn't Kill Her
8. God Was Created
9. I Must Not Live
10. Lord's Work
Ok, so this review is coming a little late but c'mon there has been so much stuff coming out it's hard to get to everything on time. Anyways, this CD kicks total ass. I must admit that I was skeptical about buying this when I looked at the song titles. I thought 'Oh great, here's another DM band that Metal Blade has picked up that wants to be the next Cannibal Corpse'. Man was I dead wrong. This six piece from Arizona has their own sound and it works phenomenally well. The first two tracks might throw you off with their lush acoustic intros but give it a few seconds and it will start to kick your ass. I was amazed at the sound these guys had. It was very crushing yet melodic at the same time and it just sounds great. The vocals are awesome, not your traditional death metal grunts and growls. The drummer plays so fast at times that I'd be afraid my leg would fall off from playing so fast. And the bass brings it all together nicely. Man, that word seems so outta place in metal review. As far as the production goes, it's pretty outstanding, give or take a few minor flaws. And the album itself is a concept album and a very cool one at that. I won't go into detail about the concept..but you can read one of many interviews with the band to find out what it's all about if you can't figure it out for yourself. Any fan of Death Metal or metal in general needs to go out and pick up this album. This is one of my Top 10 picks of 2002. RAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHH! --Reviewed by ChaosLord 2.07.03
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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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: VEHEMENCE
CD
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
God Was CreatedVehemence
2002
Greg Watson2/7/2003
Helping the World To SeeVehemence
2004
Greg Watson4/30/2004


ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: VEHEMENCE
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
Forward Without MotionVehemence
2015
Greg Watson9/23/2016


ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: VEHEMENCE
INTERVIEW BAND INTERVIEWER DATE


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