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Review: Deicide - When Satan Lives
Deicide
www.deicide.com
When Satan Lives

Label: Roadrunner Records
Year released: 1998
Duration: 55:28
Tracks: 17
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: April 13, 2009
Reviewed by: Hermer Arroyo
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When Satan Lives

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This is Deicide's first live album, recorded during the tour supporting Serpents of the Light. The concert is performed in Chicago and is an accurate representation of their sound. The thing that made this show so good is that the songs are massive improvements over their studio counterparts. Yes, the guitars, drums and vocals sound a lot better here and also bassist/frontman Glenn Benton does little talking between the songs, letting the music speak for itself. And I don't know about you but that is always a plus for me (especially for this band). When Satan Lives is packed with energy from beginning to end with 17 songs totalling 55 minutes, you get enough bang for your buck and the band seems to have a good time performing those songs in all their unaltered fury. However to me the setlist could have been improved; it is solid but "Kill the Christian" and "Satan Spawn, the Caco-Daemon" are mysteriously absent. Obviously, this is not the best live album ever but is a very entertaining record. Deicide is not the greatest live band on Earth but if you are a fan of the band you should have this album as likely it won't get any better than this.


Track Listing:
  1. When Satan Rules his World
  2. Blame it on God
  3. Bastards of Christ
  4. They are the Children of the Underworld
  5. Serpents of the Light
  6. Dead but Dreaming
  7. Slave to the Cross
  8. Lunatic of Go...
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