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Devoid: A God's Lie

A Silent Death...

The Indian death/thrash scene is not one that is often given a whole lot of attention. Though the scene is nowhere near the level of quality and quantity coming from America or Europe, Devoid proves to us that Indian thrash metal cannot be ignored. Although Devoid's style of Slayer-esque thrash metal has been done before, A God's Lie is generally a highly enjoyable release that fans of extreme thrash metal won't want to miss.

Although this style of music is not the type of stuff that usually moves me, it's hard to deny the amount of quality and hard work put into this release. Every song has catchy hooks, memorable riffs, raw vocals, and just about everything else that makes a death/thrash album enjoyable. The raw, raspy vocal style of Arun Iyer isn't exactly my cup of tea either, but he does a great job and suits the music perfectly. The instrumental and compositional side of Devoid is really great - these guys know how to play, and they show us this in a classy, professional manner. The compositions, while not extremely varied, are all enjoyable and still easily distinguishable from each other.

The production is very unpolished and raw, which really suits the music like a glove. This is no over-produced or synthetic thrash metal - this is brutal and directly to the point, which is what thrash metal is basically all about.


In the end, A God's Lie is a high-quality extreme thrash metal album that doesn't completely appeal to my own personal taste. Don't mistake my own enjoyment with quality, though - A God's Lie is a great brutal thrash album. As such, I will rate this CD with 3 solid stars. If I were more of an extreme thrash fan, I'm sure I would've rated higher.

Track Listing
1. A Silent Death
2. Battle Cry
3. Possessed
4. Devoid Of Emotions
5. Black Fortress
6. Hate Cult
7. New World Order
8. A God's Lie
9. Beersong (Bonus Track)

Added: October 19th 2010
Reviewer: Jeff B
Related Link: Band Website
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Language: english

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