Deicide
Insineratehymn


4.0
excellent

Review

by circleofdeadchildren USER (18 Reviews)
September 4th, 2005 | 30 replies


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist


Whenever you listen and review an album where the band�s name literally means �the death of deities� you know some serious counter-religious ranting is about to take place.
It certainly does. You have to applaud these guys for taking this slant as seriously as they do. Most bands under the �black metal flag� speak the words for dramatic and creative effect. Deicide is quite serious about exposing what they believe is the institutional hypocrisy of organized religion.

From the very title of the album �Insineratehymn� which is obviously both extremely artistic and contains a double meaning regarding the litany of songs and their anger at agents of religious deception, Deicide blasts forth with a finely produced group of selections that aim to take apart various themes of spiritual practice. The very best in the
Group, �Worst Enemy� is keenly written with an eye towards reminding people who waste their time pointing fingers at those who are different in society, a form of scapegoating; thus blinding themselves to their own enemy within.

Music-wise �Insineratehymn� has a tone akin to early Bathory but modernized with strong production values and gravel-throated bursts from a tireless lead singer Glen Benton who you might not be surprised has stirred controversy in the recent past when magazines have taken his philosophical leanings out of context. This is not to be unexpected when exploring such touchy territory. There is a special power attributed to music in general that lends more people to outrage than if the leader singer had simply written a book about his beliefs and the rights of the individual not to be enslaved by
sheep in wolves clothing.

I think that is both the power of the glory of bands like Deicide and others who dare to be different in an undaring day of media darlings and corporate robots. No doubt
�Insineratehymn� is not for the faint-hearted fellow. But metal fans are metal fans because they wants more than pseudo-rebellious music from snot-nosed suburban punks who grow up, cut their hair, and become exactly like the people they used to target with criticism. Thankfully, Deicide is in no danger of walking that path. It is about time we
heard music from someone who knows compromise can be the dirtiest word of all.



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Jawaharal
September 4th 2005


1832 Comments


Good review. Your username is creepy :upset:

94_Hours
October 2nd 2005


73 Comments


Circle Of Dead Children is a grindcore band^^^PS. great review

The Gates Of Heaven
October 22nd 2005


6 Comments


Firstly Deicide is a death metal band. They were very occassionally referred to as black metal in the late 80s/early 90s, but back then virtually anything with Satanic lyrical topics was considered black metal. I do not understand how this can be compared to any Bathory. Also, I found this to be one of the poorer releases in Deicide's back catalogue, but that is a matter of opinion and I cannot criticise you for it. Due to the fact that this review is riddled with errors regarding the album and it's genre, I cannot say that it was a good review...

asheroth
November 5th 2005


130 Comments


You refer to the album as 'Insineratehymn' but the site's got it as 'Protesting the Light'...

Aakon_Keetreh
December 17th 2005


448 Comments


good review :thumb:

ChrisD
December 19th 2005


44 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

The worst Deicide album.I love Deicide but this album is horrible I find.Their best albums are the first 4 (excluding Amon).

ChrisD
December 19th 2005


44 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

And yes....Deicide is definitely a death metal band.

diefamous
April 12th 2006


281 Comments


Deicide is definatly not Black Metal. Music gets its genre from the sound of the music, not the lyrics. Deathmetal tends to be faster and more thrashy than Black Metal.

circleofdeadchildren
April 13th 2006


119 Comments


Yeah i accidently put it in black metal.This Message Edited On 04.13.06

Aakon_Keetreh
April 17th 2006


448 Comments


There death metal.

TheDevilsOwn
May 10th 2006


91 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this isn't a good review. And tehya re not black metal in the least bit. they're lyrics kinda are, but the actual music is death.

circleofdeadchildren
May 11th 2006


119 Comments


I know,I placed it in black metal by accident.

MIKE666
May 14th 2006


13 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I HAVEN'T HEARD THIS ALBUM YET BUT THE ALBUM "SCARS OF THE CRUCIFIX" WAS SO AWSOME. THE DRUMS WAS KILLER I LOVED IT. THIS BAND IS THE BEST SATANIC BAND I'VE EVER HEARD SO FAR.

metallicaman8
May 14th 2006


4677 Comments


Dude, like every one of your posts is the same "THIS BAND IS PRETTY GOOD. I LIKED THE DRUMS". That's all you say it's just worded slightly different everytime. Try to post more usefully

YiXiN
June 15th 2006


67 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lol Glen Benton is weird...haha joking...he sings scary tho...u guys should listen to Annihilation by the Hands of God by Roadrunner United! Well he sings it and its a good song too

MIKE666
June 16th 2006


13 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ANNIHILATION BY THE HANDS OF GOD WAS A SWEET SONG. IM GLAD ROADRUNNER PUT TOGETHER A BAND THAT SWEET. GLEN'S SINGING IS SWEET. I LOVE THAT DARK LOW SCARY VOICE. DID HE PLAY BASS OR SOMEONE ELSE? WELL THEY PUT JOEY JORDISON ON DRUMS REALLY SWEET!!

Cravinov13
June 16th 2006


3854 Comments


^^ calm down. I think Glen does play bass.

diefamous
September 13th 2006


281 Comments


Your review had some good info, but you didn't really talk about the sound of the album, making it harder to convince the reader to check this album out.

CoRpSeSlAyEr
October 17th 2007


855 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

By far Deicide's worst album. Bible Basher is still a really good song though.

0m3ga0n3
February 26th 2010


58 Comments


"THEY PUT JOEY JORDISON ON DRUMS REALLY SWEET!!"

lol



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