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BENEDICTION - Organized Chaos - CD - Nuclear Blast Records

review by: Matt Smith

The newest album from one of the most prolific death metal bands of the day was worth the three-year wait. Although many may remember Benediction for Napalm Death's Mark "Barney" Greenway, Benediction is prospering without him. Dave Hunt has a decent vocal style. Rough and gritty, but comprehensible. Death metal could use more vocalists who can be understood without liner notes. Not that every word is clear, but it's not hard to figure out if you listen really closely.

The production on Organized Chaos is great as well, with every voice sitting exactly where it should. Neil Hutton plays some tight drums, laying down a perfect beat every time and adding some impressive fills. Great guitar riffs add to the sound to make this album the epitome of all death should be. It's not all hard, though, and Benediction shows that they can do slower, softer stuff with "Easy Way to Die." Melodic guitars set the song up, and it stays downtempo through its entirety. This is one of the best songs on the album, and is a welcome intermission from the rest of the DEATH. Organized Chaos makes it clear that Benediction has not gotten too comfortable with their almost legendary status. They've used their decade of metal experience to stay on top of the game, producing one more great CD to add to the collection.

 

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ISSUE 6
ALBUM REVIEWS

(A-D)  (D-I)  (I-L)  (L-R)  (R-T)  (V-W)

ANDROMEDA
Extension of th

APHEX TWIN
Drukgs

BENEDICTION
Organized Chaos

CHAOS AS SHELTE...
Midnight Prayer

DARK FORTRESS
Tales from Eter

DARK FUNERAL
Diabolis Interi

DARKTHRONE
Plague Wielder

DEATH
Live in L.A.

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