God Dethroned

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The Grand Grimoire

God Dethroned - The Grand Grimoire ©1997 Metal Blade
1. The Art Of Immolation
2. The Grand Grimoire
3. The Luciferian Episode
4. Under A Silver Moon
5. The Somberness Of Winter
6. Sicking Harp Rasps
7. Into A Dark Millenium
8. Coloseum Serenades

"This is your captain speaking for No Frills Death Airlines. Along with your musical entertainment of God Dethroned today, we will be serving cheese. We are currently flying over the 666 layers of hell. If you look to your left, you can see fallen angels and raspy vocalists. Our current air speed is 1000 blast beats per second, though we will be slowing on occasion for some heavy turbulence. We will be arriving at our destination of Hades in approximately forty five minutes."

Your travel agent probably didn't warn you that God Dethroned isn't exactly the most defining death metal band to roll out of Europe in the past couple years. Firmly entrenched in basic death/speed with hints at Gorefest and a touch of current black metal trends, God Dethroned's album is nothing to commit heinous acts of sin in order to purchase. While not being the worst thing to ever make it to my CD player, it's only terrifying in its sheer genericness.

Review by John Chedsey

Review date: 07/1998

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