GOD DETHRONED is and always will be a force to be reckoned with. These Dutchmen can be blindly trusted to always deliver quality death metal, never ever repeating themselves, moving in circles or playing it safe. Every single one of their albums is different from its predecessor, and better in its own right. Will this progression ever end?
Now that their anxiously awaited seventh album "The Toxic Touch" is ready to be launched, the answer can only be NO!!!
Never before did the band led by "Serpent King" Sattler sound so varied. Along the usual blastbeats there’s also loads of stage-compatible grooves and a large dose of anthemic melodies thrown in for good measure. "The Toxic Touch" – an extremely poisonous mix, deadly like a serpent’s bite, which will appeal to every fan of varied, intelligent death metal.
Fans of GOD DETHRONED, KATAKLYSM and AMON AMARTH unite and get ready to be poisoned! Holland’s finest are back, stronger than ever before! (Source: Metal Blade Records)
Tracklist - The toxic touch
- 2.Hating life
- 4.Falling down
- 5.On wings of pestilence
- 6.The day you die
- 7.Away from emptiness
- 8.Macabre world
- 9.Typhoid mary
- 10.Fail to exist
EMP Editorial Team (13.09.2006)
It is always nice to see that a band manages to progress also after 16 years and with their seventh album without denying their roots completely. "The number of blastbeats were reduced to a minimum. Why? Just because it bores us live" says Henri Sattler, frontman of God Dethroned describing one of the decisive differences of the Dutch Death Metal pioneers. God Dethroned 2006, that means many guitar melodies like we've come to know from the last records, added by phat grooves, a combination that should result from the massive touring. That these rhythms work so perfectly, results from two main factors: the sovereign band who learned that less blasts can mean more effect plus the fact that "The toxic touch" features the best production ever in the career of the quintet. That heavily increases the listening pleasure.
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