Demonication (The Manifest)



by Passname USER (10 Reviews)
September 2nd, 2013 | 9 replies

Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Deicide's unknown bastard child

It was 1993 in Gothenburg, Sweden. While the scene was moving towards mediocre melodeath, one talented musician Wojtek Lisicki and friends reminded the metal world of the truth. Aggression, Occultism, Satan, Rebellion, Deicide, and Leads of Torment made their debut release Demonication a death metal classic.

If you happen to be a fan of power metal that name might seem familiar to you. Wojtek Lisicki went on to become the guitarist of Lost Horizon, the band he joined after putting Luciferion on hold. Listening to Demonication you can definitely hear some of the same qualities that made Lost Horizon so memorable; those qualities being the outstanding solos and the otherworldly atmosphere.

There isn't much of a need to describe the sound of this album. For one it speaks for itself. It’s basically like being stabbed in the face with a pitchfork. Or as I like to describe the tentacle angeldemonabomination on the album cover raping you as it descends down to hell. For two it is essentially a tribute to Morbid Angel, Deicide, and Immolation. If you like those bands you will probably like this. The riffs are relentlessly pounding, only letting up for moments of uplifting transcendence. The vocals are one of the best performances in death metal, taking heed where Glen Benton left off. The drums are perfect as well. The symbols crashing are like the cracking whips of demons.

There is a cover of Sodom’s Blasphemer on here and as you can probably guess it’s better than the original. On that note to conclude, Luciferion on Demonication (The Manifest) take everything done before and just make it more awesome.

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September 2nd 2013


This review is dedicated to sputnik

September 2nd 2013


I like dat album art

September 2nd 2013


yeah its sweet

September 3rd 2013


Album Rating: 4.0

It`s such a shame that virtually no one knows this band. Pure relentless death metal, their second album "the apostate" rules too!!

Digging: Ekpyrosis (ITA) - Asphyxiating Devotion

September 4th 2013


Agreed hard.

Contributing Reviewer
September 4th 2013


It's s funny you think that virtually nobody knows who this band is

Digging: Mortespermia - CCCXXXIII

September 4th 2013


Album Rating: 4.0

Is it?

ok , then lets compare to some really average (at best) swedish death metal albums...

Amon Amarth - Twilight of the thunder god 1,113 votes

In Flames - CLayman 1,461 votes

Bloodbath - nightmares Made Flesh 539 votes

Luciferion - demonication 9 votes

Do you see where i'm coming from?

September 4th 2013


i don't think you should mind him dude he just seems butthurt about something. Clearly this is vastly overlooked compared to other death metal albums of lesser quality.

September 4th 2013


Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
I don't care what you say. This is the best record of the decade hands down. No question. Come on, it's Asking Alexandria! Anyway, on a less condescending note, whenever I ponder what 'perfection' really is, I turn to "Stand Up and Scream". Asking Alexandria's magnum opus, and the best metal record of the decade, lacks any bad moment or slip up. It begins with the malicious "Alerion", which transcends into the best song of the decade, the orgasmic ""Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel". Every song is a highlight. Yes. Every song. I could ramble on about the vocal melodies in "A Candlelit Dinner with Inamorta", or the monstrous intro to "Nobody Don't Dance No More", the pure evil of "Hey There Mr. Brooks" or the beauty captivated in less than two minutes in "Hiatus". Need more? How about the soothing "If You Can't Ride Two Horses at Once... You Should Get Out of the Circus", or the magic in "A Single Moment of Sincerity"? Everything is perfect here. This is the best progressive metal album ever made, and is Asking Alexandria's 'tour de force' if you will. No progressive band will ever top this, and AA will probably never even come close to it again. The next time somebody asks you how to exemplify 'perfection'; use "Stand Up and Scream" as an example. It's pure genius.

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