Cianide
The Dying Truth


4.0
excellent

Review

by ffs USER (20 Reviews)
February 18th, 2014 | 11 replies


Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist


Death, doom, crush, satan, grim, if you're reading this you've more than likely heard all of these shit redundant words before. What you ultimately want to know is: is it good? Well let me spare you a few minutes of your undoubtedly precious time and say YES don't read this stupid review just get it now.

If you're interested to see some cool words, let me oblige you. Mysteriously misspelled band name havers Cianide are a fairly by the books death-doom band from Chicago who play evil, crawling, bludgeoning riffs prone to violent upheavals of raw groove akin to Morpheus Descends or Incantation. Considerably more overlooked than most of their deathy doomy brethren, many might be surprised to discover that they were not a one hit wonder album band as is the case with probably like a million death metal bands, but are in fact still active and have been steadily grinding out thick monstrous riffery for about 25 years. Though their sound is (apparently, not gonna pretend I've listened to their new stuff) less doom influenced than it was in the decade of categorical perfection that was the 90s, The Dying Truth is a truly fantastic album that could hold its own against any of the classics of the genre you might care to name.

While I would struggle to call them formulaic, there is in all fairness usually (and rightly) little experimentation to be found in this genre. Power-chords abound; slow riffs that pummel you into catatonic malaise, slightly faster, groovier riffs that tighten the stranglehold around your pathetic neck, stinging leads that cackle and mock your pointless existence, and really fast riffs that obliterate whatever mangled remains of you are left by the time you hear them. These are all things you will find in all of the songs on the album. And don't take this as any kind of insult to the songwriting, Cianide legitimately define old school through their simplicity. Superbly generically named songs such as The Suffering or token Lovecraft tune Crawling Chaos bring exactly what you crave from this genre; vocals that never really stray from a kind of berserk raspy growl, utter absense of bass, drums with a satisfying crunch and quintessentially hollow snare as if instead of a drum kit he is playing on a pile of spooky skeletons. But this is not some zany early Disney short, it is a blackened jewel in the crown of thorns worn by death-doom. Check it out if you understand why it is good to get riffed out of your brain and submit to doom.



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ffs
February 17th 2014


4883 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wrote this cause the other review is fuckin g despicably bad

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2014


15015 Comments


rip dethtrasher, pos hail stan

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ShadowRemains
February 18th 2014


21327 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

riffs in funeral are so sludgy it's awesome

Yazz_Flute
February 18th 2014


18852 Comments


spooky skeletons nice


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ffs
February 18th 2014


4883 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

heres the cool disney thing i was talkin about

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h03QBNVwX8Q

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 18th 2014


18864 Comments


rules

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Greyvy
March 26th 2014


4958 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

sweet album

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mrquorr
April 21st 2014


12 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

dem drums sound extremely dry... too dry for me to love it

evilford
August 19th 2014


22925 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

great rev ffs is one of the site's best reviewers

also this album crushes balls

evilford
August 20th 2014


22925 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

bump

evilford
August 20th 2014


22925 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"1.0 awful Dethtrasher "

why does this not surprise me



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