Horrendous
Idol


4.5
superb

Review

by Quattro Bajeena CONTRIBUTOR (153 Reviews)
September 18th, 2019 | 70 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Where a moment steals destiny

Horrendous’ ascension from rabid Swede-worshiping youngsters to trailblazing veterans has been one of the most compelling arcs to witness in all of death metal history. The way these four Philly natives have progressed over the last six years has been nothing short of awe-inspiring, and their latest offering, Idol, stands a monolith of modern death metal, an album by which all others should be measured. It will make you believe in the magic of metal again; bursting with youthful exuberance and a brash sense of adventure, yet maintaining a vice grip on classic death metal songwriting. Idol has the feeling of exploring the unknown while simultaneously holding true to the tenets of the genre. What really sells the album though is the apparent ease Horrendous manage to weave together these disparities. Whether in the epic “Golgothan Tongues”, which sees a transcendent combination of melody and groove, or “Devotion (Blood For Ink)”, which marries the group’s most progressive and guttural intentions, there isn’t a moment on Idol where Horrendous feel like they aren’t in total control of their forward-thinking death metal assault. Pushing the boundaries has become so inherent to what they do that each song finds new ways to express their ambitious craft. It’s this aptitude that has elevated them to the status of extreme metal gods, and why in 2018 the whole of the underground has bent a knee to worship at the foot of Idol.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
DungeonBoy
September 18th 2019


7761 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

\m/

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Pikazilla
September 18th 2019


10989 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Rules m/

garas
September 18th 2019


4239 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Sweet, I really like these short reviews.

I'm not a big fan of this band though.

AngelofDeath
Emeritus
September 18th 2019


16276 Comments


This is easily one of the best death metal albums of the last ten years. Nice review, sir.

NOTINTHEFACE
September 18th 2019


2031 Comments


On paper I love this album but most of it tends to just slide right off of me without leaving much of an impression. That makes it really easy listening for a DM album but there's only a few moments that grab my attention away from whatever I'm doing and hang on to it.

Hawks
September 18th 2019


73730 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Damn Garas.

Demon of the Fall
September 18th 2019


16192 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Band rules, review fittingly does also.

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Azog
September 18th 2019


318 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Easilly one of my last year's favorites.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
September 19th 2019


26638 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Hey thanks everyone!

GhostB1rd
September 19th 2019


6020 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Still a bore.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
September 19th 2019


26638 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

ur a bore

Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
September 19th 2019


4065 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Love these little capsule reviews you do

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
September 19th 2019


12493 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like the album's he's bumping from last year. Like way to go man, reminding me of all this cool shit from last year

necropig
September 19th 2019


6051 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

4.5 in review, 5 showing in comment rates :3

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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
September 19th 2019


26638 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thank you Jac bby :*



And you thank you too Nocte



Yeah, my rating for this is somewhere in middle between 4.5-5, so i figured for the review i would settle on the 4.5





Pikazilla
September 19th 2019


10989 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hating on Horrendous ain't cool

ShadowRemains
September 19th 2019


25168 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

can't decide between this and anareta but they both are top 20 dm since 2010

Wizard
September 19th 2019


20288 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Agreed with everything in the review. This is a top notch dm band....still prefer Anareta.

Flugmorph
September 19th 2019


22794 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

still prefer Anareta [2]

Demon of the Fall
September 19th 2019


16192 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Same actually (by a gnats cock hair).



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