Ever wonder what Satan is listening to while he sits on his throne in Hell? You can almost be sure that Deicide
is what the majority of his listening pleasure consists of. Formed in Tampa, Florida in 1987 in the height of the first wave of American death metal the band has been shrouded in controversy. From writing songs with titles like "Scars of the Crucifix"
, "Behead the Prophet"
, and "Death to Jesus"
, to Glenn Benton (bassist and lead vocalist) repeatedly branding an upside down cross into his forehead and being banned from playing places in Venezuela for depicting Jesus with a bullet hole in his head, Deicide is not for the super religious or faint of heart. Musically it is an all out assault on more senses than just your hearing. With face melting riffs similar to old Slayer or Exodus at 220 BPM to groovy headbanging parts that will make even the most skeptical metalhead break their neck. Glenn Benton's vocals sound as if they are coming directly out of the seven headed beast himself.