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  • Today is the Day - In the Eyes of God

    Today is the Day - In the Eyes of God
    1999 Relapse Records


Today is the Day - In the Eyes of God

1999 Relapse Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-09-04

Today is the Day is an exhaustive experience. Coming close to their potenital on 1998's Temple of the Morning Star, TitD finally give birth to the monstrosity that we feared they were carrying within. A lot of the credit has to go to new drummer Brann Dailor, for this guy puts in a performance that's way above the call of duty, peppering every evil-tainted riff with more insanity. It fits though, drawing and swirling around Austin's tortured screams and tales of terror. Not for the weak, In the Eyes of God also sports some truly horrificly good packaging, courtesy of Paul Booth, who has put to canvas what one may honestly call a morbid vision. Better use of atmospherics here surround the listener in an aural pummeling. Yeah, lots of metaphors here, but I feel allowed, as this album to me just represents pure evil, an evil that is not blatant or shown, but something lurking below the surface. To sum it up in one word, depravity, that's what I hear. And while it's not the happiest thing to throw in the tape deck, something draws me back to this time and time again. Worth the risk, if you dare.