Consuming The Delusional
Review by Tomek on November 5, 2015.
God Dementia is a new band/project of Zack from Dead For Days. For those of you that knew and liked his previous band - there is some bad news. Dead For Days is now more like Dead For Sure or Dead For Real. Don’t despair though and keep reading because music from his new band, which evolved from simple brutal death metal into neck breaking, groove laden, grinding death/thrash, is a thing of ass kicking beauty and anybody in the right mind should be checking it out.
The line-up of this new ensemble consists of pretty much Dead For Days/Reign Inferno dudes (in case you were wondering) and you can be sure as heck they are more than capable of playing their instruments to make this thing into a beast. The only thing that changed from before though is position of second guitarist which on this album was taken by Rick Hernandez. For the less fortunate when it comes to memory cells: Rick was/is taking the position of drummer in other above mentioned bands. If it comes to the music, Zack composed and arranged all of it and he also wrote all the lyrics. All of them recorded it together although and it came together quite impressively. It became more advanced in arrangements department than it was before I believe, but also more interesting because of the amount of new ideas they’ve decided to use this time around. From the very beginning all the way to the end Consuming The Delusional is a full-on attack on religion, government, social life and propaganda. Vocals are very aggressive and sound awesomely pissed off laying it all out and combined with ever-present vicious drum attack, rumbling of very tense bass lines and thick layered riffage of guitars do not leave much time (if any)to catch your breath. Amount of riffs that Zack puts into his songs is insane and knowing that he already got enough material for another album makes you wonder about his mental state. Production deserves an honorable mention here since all and everything is easily recognizable and definitely adds to sharpness of the album itself. Music on the album doesn’t ever ease off or give you any relief; it is tensely packed with fierce energy, a brutal force and relentless attacks from all possible directions. It is a deliberate attack on ones sanity and - takes this as a warning - if you are not ready for such thing, prepare yourself for a vicious and possibly bloody ear thumping.
One of the most energy packed albums I’ve heard in a while so at this point the only thing that’s left for me to say is: steer your attention towards God Dementia because new album Consuming The Delusional is a solid as they come, and it gets better after every listen. It is also an excellent come back for our composing guitar grinder Zack and I’m sure that him and the boys will take any and all support that can be given in any way.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10