Wow - who would have believed it? Having had an incredibly stable 4 man line-up through all their previous seven albums the sudden shocking departure of half of the band meant that Deicide's reputation was now on the line, with `The Stench of Redemption' having a lot to prove. Amazingly not only does the new line-up prove they can match the old, but `The Stench of Redemption' turns out to be the best album Deicide have ever released! The best songwriting the band have ever had is now coupled with some explosive lead guitar work from Ralph Santolla, while the thick production ensures this is still heavy as hell. Utterly essential brutal death metal, if you've never heard Deicide before this is the album to try, and if you were one of the doubters of the new line-up prepare to be shocked! Brilliant!
NOTE - Completists note the limited edition version contains the hilarious cover version of Deep Purples `Black Night'.