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Very Good CD - 90%

halfassed, May 14th, 2008

Till Death Do Us Part is an excellent slab of brutal death. The guitar playing and drumming are highly technical and intense. The vocals, as usual, are comprised of classic death metal growling and roaring, and are often punctuated by scream/growl "harmony" vocals that are a couple of octaves higher. The vocals are good, but they are the least impressive element of Till Death Do Us Part. Unlike certain other listeners, I really enjoy the dynamic instrumental passages that provide variation and showcase musicianship on several tracks. The best parts of this album occur when creative, slower, and more dynamic guitar solos flow on top of furious rhythms. It sounds as if the band deicided (ha ha) to flavor their brutal death with influences from Nile and Meshuggah.

There are 3 or 4 songs that are not as good as the rest of the album: ones with the least variation and most traditional death metal sound. I love death metal, but the best albums are those with sufficient variation in riffs, solos, tempos, etc. Overall, Till Death Do Us Part probably isn't as good as Legion or Once Upon the Cross, but it comes close. There are several tracks on this release that rival Deicide's very best work.