One Of The Most Intense Metal Releases Ever
Twitch | Atlanta, GA | 01/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Deeds of the Flesh's 'Trading Pieces' is the kind of difinitive album that flawlessly defines the death metal genre. The sick and disturbing atmosphere that is created within this album is amazing. Immediately when you put this record into the C.D. player you can feel yourself begin engulfed into a strangely beautiful sea of brutality. Deeds of the Flesh is truly one of the most brutal bands on the planet, and this album proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt. The recording itself is raw and allows the pure emotion that the album portrays to bleed through and be heard by all those whom listen to it. Vocally it is perfection, how can somebody scream like that!? Truly majestic. Musically - incase I have not stresses this fact enough - it is brutality at its finest. With one of the greatest drummers of all time and some of the heaviest playing ever recorded, 'Trading Pieces' shines through the metal scene. The opener, "Carniverous Ways", right away gives the honest impression of how this band really is; loud, hard, and true. Also, it contains one of my favorite riffs of all time.The best track on the album is also the closer (not including the bonus track) "Blasted". This is Deeds of the Flesh at their strongest, heaviest, and most brutal. Until Necrosphere released 'Revived', I considered 'Trading Pieces' to be the most brutal album ever. And I'll be damned if I don't still considerate it one of the best."
Cuts trendy metalcore into pieces
Björn Everfrost | North From Here | 07/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Deeds of Flesh, undeniable masters of brutal death metal. Heavily influenced by Suffocation, Deeds of Flesh take all the interesting hooks of Napalm Death and mash it together with Effigy of Forgotten era Suffocation. And it works. Riffs heavy enough to cause internal bleeding, vocals not heard since Cause of Death, and drumming that would make Hoglan gealous (ok, thats really far flung, but you get the idea).
If you ever hear an emo kid talk about how br00tal Heaven Shall Burn or Between the Buried and Me are, play this in their faces, and watch as they liquify from the inside out."