The Deviant - Ravenous Deathworship (Candlelight Records) - Back
Need a shot of adrenaline? Then throw in The Deviant’s “Ravenous Deathworship,” it’s like a shot of steroids for the metal mind! Formed after the end of the band 122 Stabwounds, it appears that they have taken elements from various bands like Slayer, Immolation, Behemoth, Zyklon, Monstrosity, Dissection, Carcass, and Amon Amarth. Call it Speed driven, thrashy, brutal death metal with a black metal spine! There are many fast-paced riffs along with double bass drums like a smooth running dragster…blast beats and shredding riffs a plenty! Every track has at least a few excellent riffs. They have Slayer like solos too, even with a little Morbid Angel technicality. The vocalist is no other than Dolgar (real name Steffen Simenstad) formally of Gehenna and Forlorn fame. His vocals are a gasping, raspy, vocal type; perfect for this style of music. “Ravenous Deathworship” has nine demented tracks thirty-eight bedeviled minutes. My favorite tunes on the album are “Merciless,” “Serpent,” “Venom of Mankind,” and “Perfect State of Death.” The song “Venom of Mankind” has a video completed for it. So look for it on a local music video channel. One other note Klokkerhaug mixed this album at Subsonic Society (Enslaved, Susperia, Dismember). A well-rounded album that should please fans of extreme metal.


Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins