The Stench Of Redemption

Earache Records Ltd
Release date
25 Mar 2009
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Stench of Redemption 4:09 33,449
2 Death to Jesus 3:53 33,148
3 Desecration 4:31 30,080
4 Crucified for the Innocence 4:35 27,409
5 Walk With the Devil in Dreams You Behold 4:58 26,185
6 Homage for Satan 3:59 40,111
7 Not of This Earth 3:19 25,728
8 Never to Be Seen Again 3:24 24,076
9 The Lords Sedition 5:47 1,365
10 Black Night 2:43 3,958

About this album

The Stench of Redemption is the eighth studio album by Deicide. It is the first album by the band to feature Jack Owen (formerly of Cannibal Corpse) and Ralph Santolla (formerly of Iced Earth) on guitars. Two tracks were released exclusively via iTunes on June 6, 2006 (note: 6/6/6). The tracks are Homage for Satan and Crucified for innocence. Deicide decided to release the “digital EP” via the internet because of financial problems that the band and Earache Records had. As with previous albums, it features themes of destruction and anti-Christianity.

This is the first Deicide album to have writing credits attributed to individual band members. All the music is written by Steve Asheim and all the lyrics by Glen Benton, although Jack Owen and Ralph Santolla are given credit for “additional arrangements, harmonies and themes”.

Many critics have praised this album as a return to form for Deicide, despite the band losing both Eric and Brian Hoffman, the two founding members. There is a noticeable change in the guitar work, as guitar leads are much more prevalent and sometimes even reach epic proportions (a good example being the closing track, The Lord’s Sedition, which is not only the longest Deicide song to date, but also notable for the moody, dark, clean guitar intro). The style of the solos on the album is also drastically different than it has been on previous Deicide records. Ralph Santolla and Jack Owen utilize a style of guitar soloing along with the traditional riffing of Deicide. Many fans have also noticed Glen’s trademark double-tracked vocal style sounds better than it has in years.

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  • DiaboliVirtus

    Of Course is better....

    16 Apr 7:15pm Reply
  • Peace_Sells86

    Better than Scars and In Torment easily. Redemption is the right word to describe this record. Also better than Till Death.

    14 Mar 5:47am Reply
  • Cacnep

    My favourite Deicide album.

    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • RAM237

    Wow, just heard this for the first time! **cking awesome!

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Reparations

    Masterpiece without the slightest doubt.

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DiaboliVirtus

    Brutal Album and Masterpiece Also...... and Killers Solos!!!!

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Meloku666

    The album good Deicide album out of the first two.

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
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    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Glauco_Silva

    Black Night ends and you take a long, deep breath... damn this album still sounds MONSTROUS! Easily their best after the 2 first albums.

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • daveLOVEsbeth

    Great album.

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • octopuss22

    Great album, but sometimes these Santolla solos are pissing me off so fucking much. Great that he is not in Deicide anymore. Hoffman brothers were something else. With them, Asheim and Benton that's the true Deicide... too bad that we will never be able to see them in a band together.

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Schander

    The Stench Of Brutality

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • already-taken

    Fucking amazing album. I wish Deicide would stay this good.

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Sharp-Ton

    Spreading evilness in my ears: another medal to Deicide.

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • grantosjones

    got this when it came out, for some reason couldn't get into it. Now I love it.

    21 Oct 2012 Reply
  • marcin22_4

    that album is good from deicide

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Jekku666

    Still my favorite Deicide. Propably will always be

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • SayNoob

    The first death metal album i bought and i fucking love it!

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Recueillement

    Best Deicide album by a fucking mile.

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • NoooFun

    So good

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
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