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ADP053 DECEASED - Surreal Overdose Limited Slipcase Edition CD
风格：老式死亡金属（Old School Death Metal）
唱片简介：DECEASED(亡故) - 死亡金属歌迷对这个名字已经不陌生。从1985年开始，超过25年的坚定态度和每一张专辑的高品质，奠定了DECEASED 乐队在死亡金属领域的地位和庞大的歌迷群体。很荣幸 ADP 在三年前发行合辑 “Worship The Coffin”（棺木崇拜）之后，能够再度签下 DECEASED 合约，推出他们的最新专辑《Surreal Overdose》(超自然致幻剂)的 ADP 特别版。
这张唱片的品质毋庸置疑，是多家大型金属网站和无数歌迷评出的 “2011年度十大死亡金属专辑”。在这张专辑中，DECEASED 依然保持了自己的一贯特色 - 传统式金属的和声和旋律结合在死亡金属中。经验老到的激流金属技法，和荡气回肠的老式死亡金属节奏，每一段 Riff 都经过了仔细的斟酌，每一句歌词都经过反复修改... 历时六年，打造出这样一张从歌词到编写，从演奏到制作都非常严谨的老式死亡金属唱片。让这张专辑足矣和之前任何一张DECEASED经典专辑媲美，同时也是2011年的亮点之作。
和已经问世的美版不同，ADP特别版本特别增加了由 King Fowley 本人亲自撰写“专辑背后的故事”。详细叙述了6年筹备工作中的每一个细节，如何创作、录制的完整过程以及专辑每首歌曲的创意。中英文插页包括所有歌词以及内容介绍，附带超大60X55厘米海报。我们还特地邀请了国内著名的设计师王家斌（曾经参与ADP唱片GERM BOMB；《极端音乐》和《Total Thrash》杂志封面设计）设计绘制了特别版本的卡套封面，他的精彩作品又给这张专辑本就精彩的设计又增色不少。限量发行1000张，每一张手写编号。
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DECEASED is the most important death metal band on history, together now well over twenty five years, summoning a slew of cult releases and building up an immensely dedicated fanbase that has followed the band merrily into hell and back. King Fowley and crew have never released anything irksome or unacceptable. One of the best death metal album from 2011 "Surreal Overdose" released limited deluxe edition by ADP now.
There are so many great melodies and harmonies on this album, it's almost ridiculous. You add catchy riffs, great vocals and fantastic structuring and that's a formula for brilliance. Each song here tends to stand out on it's own, with some songs being more straightforward death/thrash, while others encompass some progressive elements. King Fowley return to the drum kit for this recording, handling both drums and vocals. The band will welcome in longtime live member Shane Fuegel on guitar, while Mike Smith continues on studio guitar alongside longtime bassist Les Snyder. The new record recorded at Assembly Line Studios in Virginia with Kevin Gutierrez engineering and King Fowley producing.
Deceased - Surreal Overdose - 92%
Let me just start this review by saying, I have never heard any of Deceased's previous material. I spend a fair amount of time in metal forums, and that is where I learn about a lot of bands and music in general, but Deceased's name was never one that I heard. But just this past month I heard quite a bit of buzz about this album, Surreal Overdose, so I headed on over to Youtube to see what all of the fuss was about. The couple of tracks that I heard were great and had me sold. Surreal Overdose and Deceased as a whole became my top priority as far as looking for new music goes and I couldn't be happier.
This is far from your typical death/thrash album to say the least. Sure, most of the riffs may meet the criteria of the genre, but there is so much more to the songs. There are so many great melodies and harmonies on this album, it's almost ridiculous. You add catchy riffs, great vocals and fantastic structuring and that's a formula for brilliance. Each song here tends to stand out on it's own, with some songs being more straightforward death/thrash, while others encompass some progressive elements. The song "Off-Kilter" is a perfect example of one of the more basic songs but it's still a raging tune, while the song "Skin Crawling Progress" takes all kinds of twists and turns throughout it's near 7 minutes of life.
As I said before, every track tends to separate itself from the others, but they also seem to take the listener for a little ride. The songs don't follow your typical patterns of verse, bridge, chorus, break, and repeat, but instead contain several different riffs and melodies. The best part about all of these different parts of the song though, is the fact that Deceased holds your attention the whole time. A lot of bands try to fit in as many riffs or solos into a song to try and sound more unique, but they tend to seem like one huge forced clusterfuck and leave the listener hanging. Deceased doesn't do that but instead leaves you wondering... what's coming next?
Besides the amazing guitar work, everything on this album is above average whether it's the aggressive, yet clean and understandable vocals that command the music or the intense drumming that keeps Deceased running at full throttle. There are no complaints that can be made about this album for me and I find it difficult to pick a best track but I'd say the two best tracks are "Skin Crawling Progress" and "Cloned (Day of the Robot)."
For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of listening to this beast of an album, you had better hurry up and get it, because as of right now, I'm going on record as saying this is the album of the year thus far.
An Overdose of Excellence - 95%
Deceased has a special place in their extreme metal habitat for one important reason: King Fowley and crew have never released anything irksome or unacceptable. Their following has been small, but there is not one metal band worthy of more respect and dignity than Deceased. Case closed. As usual, the American horror squad sends chimes of gloom and doom throughout "Surreal Overdose," which is only surreal in its substantial value. The musical frontier is far from illusory, as Deceased once again restarts the prototypical thrashy death metal that has defined this classic band's legendary efforts. Loaded with hooks and colossal riffing, "Surreal Overdose" sends a stern message to all the pseudo-death metal bands trying to be something they clearly aren't: you better leave the throne room immediately, because the King and crew still rule this horrific kingdom.
Deceased shocks the death/thrash metal blueprint with clear overdubs of traditional metal completely back to life, making it look like they never took a prolonged pause between "Surreal Overdose" and the amazing "As The Weird Travel on," another keeper. Everything from the twisted "Skin-Crawling Progress" to the dueling melodies throughout "Cloned" shows amazing song writing abilities; each track gushes with a plethora of fantastic, ravage riffs, Fowley's grinding yelps, energetic percussion and solos that crack like a million whips. Fowley sounds better than ever, as his trademark vocals diligently erode through the metallic malevolence excellently. The production, although incredibly rich and vivid, will not make longtime fans recoil in horror; the instruments are balanced dynamically below Fowley's primitive wails and it makes for a wonderful sound overall.
Being completely serious, we need to find the gentlemen of Deceased and arrest them, because I'm pretty sure they have too many awesome riffs here. Each and every riff exhales the odor of ripping trashiness, yet given a swell shade of old-school heavy metal just for good measure. Even better, not one song lacks an arsenal of these amazing cuts, making for a monumental listening experience. Plus, there are more incredible guitar solos than Yngwie Malmsteen on speed; just another reason to love this fantastic band and their violent music. Don't bother finding a favorite song, because you'll love them all; some are catchy, others frenzied and ravenous, but "Surreal Overdose" keeps the theme of consistent, butchering metal at the forefront, no matter what direction Deceased travels on.
Leave it to Deceased to come back and totally annihilate the competition with such a shocking, thunderous, bloodcurdling display of authentic, bone-chipping metal. "Surreal Overdose" is an absolute juggernaut of a release. No jokes, no gimmicks, no frills, no trends. Needless to say, Deceased is proudly at the top of the hill here; they remain real and totally loyal to primitive death metal, but instrumentally at a new peak of brilliance and savageness. In fact, you may need to set up a rehab stint after experiencing this intoxicating collection of poisonous furiousness. Overall, "Surreal Overdose" is the kind of album that will make you love metal again.