Released: Jan 1990
Label: Roadrunner Records
Heavily influenced by Slayer, Deicide ranks high on the list of important death metal bands and their 1990 debut remains one of the most dedicated-to-evil albums of all time. Singer Glen Benton (the guy with an upside down cross burnt into his forehead) alternately growls and shrieks, sending the high pitches sailing over roiling guitars and the requisite thrubbing of blast beat percussion. "Lunatic Of God's Creation" is one of their signature songs but don't miss "Dead By Dawn," or any of the guitar solos.