|Review: Deceased - Supernatural Addiction|
Label: Relapse Records
Year released: 2000
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: March 5, 2009
Reviewed by: Hermer Arroyo
Rated 4.26/5 (85.14%) (35 Votes)
Deceased is an occult band from Virginia that originally started as a Death Metal band. But with this, their fourth album, they had fully evolved into the Heavy/Thrash Metal territory. Still there are some elements of a Death Metal band here and there but only in very tiny bits. King Fowley's voice is very raw for the Heavy Metal genre, but perfect for this band. As for the rest of Deceased, they sound good as well. Supernatural Addiction is filled with riffs that pierce your skull, like "Doll with the Hideous Spirit", but really this happens in every song. The leads are sharp and fitting, never overshadowing the song. You can barely hear the bass and it is safe to assume that they follow the guitars. The drumming by Fowley is very good and while he is no drum god, his drum fills are more than adequate. I like the approach to the production that Deceased had, very raw and offering nothing but the bare essentials. The songs themselves are very catchy and fast, virtually every one of them will leave you with something that will stick in your head, whether is a chorus or a guitar line. Lyrically the record is based on horror stories from various authors, yet this is not a concept album.
This is a near perfect album, although the closer "Elly's Dementia" could have been shorter as it doesn't kick your ass as much as the previous seven songs. However, I am nitpicking here - this is an album worthy of being in every metalhead's collection.
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