DECEASED — Supernatural Addiction (review)

DECEASED — Supernatural Addiction album cover Album · 2000 · Thrash Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
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"Supernatural Addiction" is the 4th full-length studio album by US metal act Deceased. The album was released through Relapse Records in February 2000. It´s the successor to the zombie themed concept album "Fearless Undead Machines" from 1997 and features the exact same four-piece lineup who recorded the predecessor.

Stylistically the material on "Supernatural Addiction" pretty much continue the raw heavy metal style of "Fearless Undead Machines (1997)". Deceased started out as an old school death/thrash metal act, but already on "Fearless Undead Machines (1997)" the most extreme elements of their sound had been shed (except the horror/gore based lyrics), and instead they played a raw type of heavy metal with thrash and speed metal influences. "Supernatural Addiction" is a natural successor to "Fearless Undead Machines (1997)" and further explores the raw heavy metal style of the predecessor. Drummer/lead vocalist King Fowley has a raw voice and a shouting delivery. He is not the most diverse vocalist, but his almost story-telling vocal style suits the music perfectly. It´s like listening to an old and wrinkled (and a little bit scary too) story telling grandpa by the fireplace late at night, telling an Edgar Allan Poe tale.

...and that´s how the songs work too. The instrumental work is organic and there are many strong riffs, great melodic solos, and driving powerful drumming, but it´s the horror/gore themed lyrics and the story telling vocal style which are the focus of the album. The material are generally very well written and structurally fairly intriguing too, as the band make sure to break out of the the vers/chorus formula and add other sections to keep the tracks interesting throughout.

Deceased have managed to release another high quality heavy metal release with "Supernatural Addiction", and while they are often associated with the early US extreme metal scene, this album has more in common with the output of artists like Mercyful Fate/King Diamond and (early) Iron Maiden, than it has with old school US death/thrash metal artists like Autopsy and Death. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.
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