Death Angel
The Art of Dying


4.0
excellent

Review

by thatmetalhead123 USER (1 Reviews)
June 29th, 2010 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: One Of The Best Thrash Metal Albums To Date

4th Studio Album By The Thrash Metal Band Death Angel.


The Album Opens Up With An Acoustic Intro then flys into the head smashing riff by Rob Cavestany and Ted Aguilar. while Thrown To The Wolves has the thrashing mad riffs the vocals are not at all the best in this album. With one of the greatest Thrash Metal Songs of all time (My Personal Opinion!)


Then 5 Steps Of Freedom opens with a distorbed bass line then comes into the hard beating riff once again with the first "GOOD" vocal performance of the album. Overall 5 Steps Of Freedom is a pretty decent song. it has the beat,and vocals just what were all looking for.


Thicker Then Blood: best song on the album in my point of view. has the slow intro to make you want more and more. then it gets into the vocals where Mark Osgueda hits the top of the chart of Thrash Metal singers. perfect performance by Death Angel.


The Devil Incamate: once again a slow start to a song. perfect vocals by Mark. along with Mark the band sings along with him to make it a truley great slow song. on of the top 10 slow thrash songs i have ever heard.


Famine: Has a wierd yet good bass line to open up the song. Has a bit of "Rappy" vocals on the opening vocal lines. and uses just a bit of auto tune.

Prophecy: Opens up with a great solo by Rob Cavestany. Then gets into a "Thrashing Mad!!!" Riff along with a solo in the backround. Another great vocal performance by Mark. as the album goes on it seems that he picks up his vocal work.


No: Best Opening on the album then leads into a thrashing riff along with a great solo by Rob Cavestany. Marks good voice ends here on this song as his voice hits to high of a pitch after the riff. Then the middle of the song it slows down into another solo Then after the solo Mark picks his vocals back up just a bit into the ending of the song.


Spirit: Spirit begins with a small yet good "Thrashy" Riff. Then the riff slows down into Andy Galeon who is lead vocals on this song and does a very impressive job. Mark has a very short vocal performance but Andy fills the gap.


Land Of Blood: Dennis Pepa takes over Andys lead vocal Domination in Land Of Blood which begins with a very impressive Bass line then kicks into a "Thrashy" Riff then Ted And Rob do a domination duo of solos. Dennis Pepa doesnt prove he can sing in this song but he can be a reliable Backing Singer.


Never Me: Probably the only song i would recommend to anyone not to buy on this album it just doesnt match up to any other song on the setlist. it does have good Riffs but i would not recommend buying this if you bought 1-5 songs on itunes.


Word To The Wise: Rob Cavestany takes the lead vocals for the final song of the album. Which begins with an Acoustic opening. and Rob proves he can sing with his stunning performance. Yes some of you probably think he sounds like the guy from Nickelback. but he is 10 times better then Nickelback by himself.

Overall:

4/5
8.5/10

The album is a must buy for a true "Metal Head" and any Thrash Metal Fan out there Death Angel is one of the most underrated Thrash Metal bands but one of the Most Talented.

The Album Name "The Art Of Dying" was chosen because:

"That was actually an idea that (drummer Andy) Galeon brought in. He had seen an interview with Bruce Lee around that time, and he was speaking about this philosophy that he had gotten from the Tibetan Book of the Dead (a.k.a. the Bardo Thodol). He was describing the passage about the path you choose in your life, and the way that you live your life as the art of dying. Whereas if you are living in a morbid kind of way as though you’re just on your way to your death slowly but surely, every day that you walk the earth, well, becomes the art of dying. Sometimes it’s just the way that you treat your life that determines your destiny."

Personally One Of The Best Thrash Metal Albums Of All TIme Definitely In The Top 100


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ShadowRemains
June 29th 2010


24991 Comments


umm...

Athom
Emeritus
June 29th 2010


17240 Comments


I remember seeing an ad for a baby bib once in an issue of Terrorizer that was modeled after this
album cover except it was a pacifier instead of a door knocker and it said "The Art of Crying". that's
all i have to add to this.

FadeToBlack
June 29th 2010


11044 Comments


summary is so wrong

thatmetalhead123
June 29th 2010


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yes summary is a bit wrong and i apologize this is my first review and the entire review was as i said multiple times "My Personal Opinon"

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
June 29th 2010


24487 Comments


That comes applied with it being your review, so it's kinda uneeded to say it. Usual, tbt's are looked down upon, but it's your first so it's cool. Just look around the site more and you'll see some good examples of the best/most productive formats to review in.

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Dryden
June 29th 2010


13553 Comments


i didnt read anything too many spaces

LepreCon
June 29th 2010


5451 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Won't neg because it's a first review, even though I want to. Steer clear of track by track reviews in future and you'll do fine. also don't bother repeating how it is your own personal opinion, this is a review so it's clear that it will be your personal opinion anyway.

thatmetalhead123
June 30th 2010


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks guys ill do my best if i write another review

LakeeshaJackson
May 24th 2012


124 Comments


"One Of The Best Thrash Metal Albums To Date" - not even close

Titan
September 27th 2012


19105 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

maybe not one of best to date, but it sure is damn good out of the newer wave of thrash metal, along with killing season

Vakarian12
December 21st 2014


4088 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this plus killing season

sticker said "two classic thrash albums for the price of one!"



boy am I disappointed

Titan
December 21st 2014


19105 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

don't care for this Vak?

Vakarian12
December 21st 2014


4088 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

its alright, was expecting something a bit better. Far from "classic thrash"

Titan
December 21st 2014


19105 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

haha agreed



The Devil Incarnate is a bad ass tune

Maco097
July 6th 2017


2962 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Their best allbum after their comeback.

vermillionZ
May 26th 2018


167 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just now realized how awesome "The Devil Incarnate" is, damn.

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