Sound — 1
Two years ago, when people started saying things like 'return to form' about Deicide, I was a bit confused and so checked out the Stench Of Redemption. On Soulseek, I and a few others had taken a Limp Bizkit album and renamed it, advertising it as the new Deicide, but I hadn't actually heard it. Needless to say, when I did hear it I was disappointed and I think that moment truly awoke me to how retarded most modern death metal fans are. Anyway, I downloaded the latest, Till Death Do Us Part and unsurprisingly it is weak as piss, uninspired drivel that is a good 17 years behind it's time. Paraphrasing everything that could be wrong with death metal (with the exclusion of brutal and technical death metal) in one album, Deicide manage only to produce derivative, boring crap that no doubt the 'been-into-death-metal-for-2-weeks' wannabe-evil modern Deicide fans will lap up and compare to their older stuff (of which they've only heard 'Sacrificial Suicide' for 30 seconds through one faulty earphone).
Lyrics — 1
You can't praise Glen Benton's vocals: it's impossible. Throughout Deicide's career he's never conjured up images of Satan or dying angels, only of Down Syndrome sufferers and angry gorillas. While this vocal approach could be overlooked in the past in favour of the music, ever since Insineratehymn was put out the listener has been forced to pay attention to Benton's singing because the music itself has been so painful. And that, ladies (do women actually listen to Deicide) and gentelemen is the exact moment and way that Deicide went to complete shit. Don't expect any improvement in the vocals or lyrics department.
Overall Impression — 1
Morbid Angel reinvented themselves. Death changed their style completely. Failing to take advice from the other two, the third big Floridan death metal act decided to continue their style and before long they made the stupid mistake of relying solely on their gimmicky image once they ran out of riffs in 1998. Forcing most newcomes to the genre to almost completely write off Satanic death metal as a whole, Deicide pollute the scene, demean themselves and are the exact reason that death metal is laughed at by the mainstream. I know that the release of this was like Christmas for a lot of people and Deicide just filled their stockings with coal. They aren't helped out at all by their semi-evolved frontman singing like a downer and claiming to see bigfoot. If he had any intelligence whatsoever he'd realise how moronic he was but then again, if he had any intelligence at all we wouldn't have heard from Deicide since 1997.