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|Gene Hoglan||Percussion, Drums|
|Brendon Small||Bass, Guitar, Vocals|
|Pickles "the Drummer"||Drums, Background Vocals|
|Ulrich Wild||Producer, Engineer|
|Brendon Small||Composer, Lyricist, Producer|
|Dick 'Magic Ears' Kubbler||Producer|
Posted October 1, 2010
I for one am pleased that the sequel to the best-selling death metal album in history did not go for a more mainstream sound, but instead went in the other direction. It's still melodic-death/thrash at its core, but this time around there are more hard-hitting riffs and less slower-tempo tracks (with maybe the exception of Black Fire Upon Us). If anything, the guitar work and composition has gotten better, and the album as a whole is more fluid in its transitions than the previous release. Like the previous Dethalbum, certain tracks--such as "Bloodlines" and "Burn the Earth"--just stand out for their exceptional greatness, but I also think I like the album as a whole a more than I did the first release. The Deluxe Edition has a very nice disc full of videos from the 2008 live show, and at the current price it's an incredible deal. If there was one thing I was sad about not seeing on this release, it was the "Takin' it Easy" song by William Murderface and Toki Wartooth. I was hoping, at least maybe on the Deluxe Edition extras, to get a full-length version of this great, idiotic song. That's really a minor complaint. Fans will love this album, and other metal fans might enjoy this particular album more for its technical excellence and composition.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 23, 2009
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