Deliverance - The Subversive Kind

Published Friday 16th August 2019
Deliverance - The Subversive Kind
Deliverance - The Subversive Kind

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 175372-28305
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by Ian Webber

Some 30 years ago Deliverance started producing their own blend of speed and thrash metal. This, their 11th studio album, is in many ways a return to those early days. It brings together some of the musicians from the original line up in the likes of Glenn Rogers and Jim Chaffin along with the ever present Jimmy P Brown II to give the whole recording an 'old school' feel. From the outset, the delivery is immediate with low end spat vocals. These sit well over some choppy riffs that give way to an aggressive attack of speed. "Concept Of The Other" features some tight traps that are reminiscent of The Crucified. The addition of some chunky guitars fills the sound out to provide a much greater presence and immersive experience. The frenetic energy levels are maintained in the high tempo, driven "Center Of It All" which features one of the many excellent bluesy influenced solos from Glenn Rogers. Solid production and forthright lyrics characterise the tracks all the way through to the title track. Tripping and lurching through yet another high octane assault this has a haunting, echo-highlighted chorus. Although Deliverance had stated that their 2013 album 'Hear What I Say' was going to be their last, this latest outing continues to show that they can produce authentic speed metal that has more than a hint of subtle melodies and variety about it. It has enough credentials to make this album worth a listen if you enjoy anthemic metal from yesteryear.

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