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The Killing Gods
The Killing Gods
Album info
ReleaseMay 23, 2014
RecordedNovember 2013 at Visceral Sound Studios, Bethesda, Maryland, United States; December 2013 – January 2014 at Wrightway Studios, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
GenreDeath metal, grindcore
Length43:38
LabelSeason of Mist
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The Killing Gods is the fifth studio album by American deathgrind band Misery Index. It was released on May 23, 2014, by Season of Mist. The first five tracks of the album are all part of one collective song called "Faust".[1]<[2]

ReceptionEdit

Adrien Begrand wrote for Decibel that Misery Index's "hybrid of death metal and grindcore hasn't lost a step at all". He praised the album's "taut and aggressive" music, along with its "clever use of melody" and Jason Netherton's "commanding vocals".[3] Bradley Zorgdrager of Exclaim! said that Misery Index have "focused their craft", and found that the band "proudly embraces" melody on this album. He described the album as "unrelentingly fast, unabashedly heavy and unequivocally the best album yet from an already great band."[2] Sammi Chichester of Revolver described how, during the opening suite of songs, Misery Index "split their blast beats with emotionally-driven breakdowns and melodic guitar solos". He also said the album "might initially irk diehards, but should ultimately leave them far from miserable".[1]

Track listingEdit

All music composed by Misery Index.
No. TitleLyrics Length
1. "Urfaust" (Instrumental)Mark Kloeppel 1:07
2. "The Calling"  Kloeppel 3:39
3. "The Oath" (Instrumental)Kloeppel 1:20
4. "Conjuring the Cull"  Kloeppel 4:45
5. "The Harrowing"  Kloeppel 4:28
6. "The Killing Gods"  Jason Netherton 5:30
7. "Cross to Bear"  Kloeppel 4:25
8. "Gallows Humor"  Netherton 4:44
9. "The Weakener"  Netherton 3:55
10. "Sentinels"  Netherton 2:37
11. "Colony Collapse"  Netherton 3:33
12. "Heretics"  Netherton 3:33
Total length:
43:38

PersonnelEdit

Misery IndexEdit

  • Jason Netherton – vocals, bass
  • Mark Kloeppel – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Adam Jarvis – drums
  • Darin Morris – lead guitar

Additional musiciansEdit

  • John Gallagher – guitar solo on "Colony Collapse"

ProductionEdit

  • Steve Wright – engineering
  • Scott Hull – recording
  • Darin Morris – recording assistance
  • Drew Lamond – production assistance
  • Tony Eichler – mastering
  • Gary Ronaldson – artwork, design, layout
  • Josh Sisk – photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chichester, Sammi (May 22, 2014). Review: Misery Index — The Killing Gods. Retrieved on June 5, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Zorgdrager, Bradley (May 23, 2014). Misery Index - The Killing Gods. Exclaim!. Retrieved on June 24, 2014.
  3. Begrand, Adrien (May 28, 2014). Sucker For Punishment: WeloveEyehategod. Decibel. Retrieved on June 24, 2014.

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