Chuck Schuldiner Project

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Christian Death - Evil Becomes Rule

 

Well - I'm not sure I expected to hear a Christian Death record today, or for it to rule, but I did, and it does. Their brand new record, Evil Becomes Rule is a straight up stunner, a record that speaks to the death rock magic of a band who continue to impress decades into their career. This album sees the band building on classic formulas and proving once more that they are a one of a kind force in the history of the underground, a band who are always going to mesmerize listeners and guide us towards ever weirder passages.

The first thing that really got me about this record was just how well it was produced. There are so many gorgeous layers to the sound here and the quality of the production is impressive. It's a delight to immerse yourself in the gorgeously put together performances here, ranging from the legendary vocal trade offs of Valor and Maitri, as well as off kilter guitar solos, impressive drum arrangements and much more. As a whole though this is a record that is just a delight to listen too, that seems to continually drive towards new heights and speak to the inner darkness of a band who will continually capture the imagination of fans of the underground. 

Evil Becomes Rule is a potent next step for the band. Seven years since their last release, it feels like Christian Death have found bold new heights, even as they age and come to terms with new sides of life. This is a thrilling record and one that I think will leave listeners entranced. Join me in falling in love with the death rock masters all over again as they once more prove that they are a special, indomitable and unforgettable force. This is a stunner any way you slice it and I think you're going to be just as enamored as I am.

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