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Devastation - Idolatry


TypeStudio Full-length
GenresDeath Metal, Thrash Metal
LabelsCombat Records
Ranked#55 for 1991 , #3,058 all-time
Reviews :  1
Comments :  4
Total votes :  5
Rating :  84.6 / 100
Have :  1       Want : 1
Submitted by level Killah (2011-06-08)
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Album Photos  (1)
Devastation - Idolatry CD Photo by 술 룹코
Idolatry Information

Track listing (Songs)

1.Deliver the Suffering6:23-0
3.Forsaken Hatred5:50-0
4.Souls of Sacrifice5:06-0
6.Legacy of Faith5:17-0
8.Never Believe4:54-0

Line-up (members)

  • Rodney Dunsmore : Vocals
  • Dave Burk : Guitars
  • Henry Elizondo : Guitars
  • Edward Vasquez : Bass
  • David Lozano : Drums
All songs written and arranged by Burk and Elizondo, except "Idolatry" by Burk, Elizondo and Dunsmore. All lyrics by Dunsmore.

Produced by Scott Burns and Devastation. Engineered by Scott Burns. Recorded and mixed at Morrisound Studios, Tampa, Florida, August-September 1990. Mastered at Fullersound, Miami, Florida.

Reissued by Century Media in 1999 with bonus tracks:
9. Desolation / Souls of Sacrifice (live)
10. Meet Your Maker (live)
11. Idolatry (live)
12. Subconscious (live)

Live tracks engineered by Walter Traschler.

Reissued on October 1, 2008 by Forged in Fire (Rockadrome) with new cover art and three bonus tracks newly recorded by the reunited lineup:
9. Blood for Blood (4:52)
10. Desolation (3:47)
11. Tomorrow We Die (5:24)

Lineup for the new tracks:
Rodney Dunsmore - vocals
Henry Elizondo - guitar
Walter Traschler - guitar
Alex Dominguez - bass
Fidel Tagle - drums

Reissued on vinyl by Forged in Fire (Rockadrome) on November 17, 2008 with the new cover art but without the newly recorded bonus tracks. Limited to 400 copies on black vinyl, 300 on picture disc, and 100 on clear yellow vinyl.

Idolatry Reviews

Reviewer :  level 9   (80/100)
Date : 
<Maybe Religious Brutal Thrash Galore!>

I was writing a long-ass review on this album, but it got scrapped in the end. Anyways, this is some really impressive Brutal Thrash Metal work here. I've been listening to this album a lot for the last few days. The whole album sounds like it's straight out from Death Angel's studio album, or Slayer's secret project that explores Kerry King's deep, undisclosed love for less harsh vocals.

The guitars make up over half of the brutality in this album while the drums are a bit weak. The riffs they came up with there are top-notch and sometimes insanely good. Forsaken Hatred, Idolatry and Subconcious have some really clever and fresh riffs, which is pretty neato! Overall production quality? Muddy but not grainy. It all comes up to an album worth collecting.

+ This album is really religious. It doesn't actually pinpoint one specific religion as it features symbols of multiple Abrahamic religions on the album cover. I am really not sure if they're a Christian band, and if the lyrics are supposed to be pro-Christian ("you worship satan prepare to die") or just tongue-in-cheek. Afterall, killing someone who worships Satan isn't very Christian of someone.

Or.. is it??
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Idolatry Comments

level 12   (90/100)
들으면 머리가 맑아지는 마법의 앨범!
Devastation - Idolatry CD Photo by 술 룹코
level 12   (85/100)
엄청 거슬리는 보컬빼고는 화끈하게 달리는 올드스쿨쓰레시!
level 7   (80/100)
데스/스래쉬의 육중함을 극대화 시켰는데 리프는 데스메탈의 색체는 거의 없다시피해서 말 그대로 스래쉬에서 음을 더 낮게하고 육중함을 극대화 시킨 데스/스래쉬의 전형을 잘 보여준다. 보컬이 좀 맹물 같아서 거슬리긴 하는데 듣다보면 크게 문제가 되는건 아닌거 같다.
level   (88/100)
크리스찬 밴드로 유명한 데바스테이션의 마지막 앨범입니다... 별 특색 없었던 전작들과 달리 상당히 알찬 리프들로 채워져있는 데스래쉬의 걸작입니다... ㅇㅅㅇ

Devastation Discography

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