Yes, the lyrics can be a bit on the cheesy side. Yes, Glen Benton's antics can be a tad on the ridiculous side of things. Yes, they have put out some bad albums on occasion. All of these things are true of Deicide, but so is this: their first two albums are absolute death metal classics. They have put out a number of excellent albums on top of that. And Deicide has tons of copycats out there. A truly influential band. You just have to take the absurdly anti-Christian lyrics and Satanic imagery with a grain of salt. You just have to grit your death and bear the radio show call-in feuds and skunk ape sightings. You just have to ignore certain aspects and realize that without Deicide, much of what we know as death metal would have never come to be.
FAVORITE ALBUM: LEGION