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British death metal peddlers Benediction were one of the most popular bands on the death metal scene in the early 90s. Classic albums such as ‘Subconscious Terror’, ‘The Grand Leveller’ and the landmark album ‘Transcend the Rubicon’ carved their name in the death metal history books in bloodred lettering.
In 1998 frontman Dave Ingram jumped ship and despite their best efforts things were never quite the same. ‘Organised Chaos’ (2001) was followed by a seven-year recording hiatus and ‘Killing Music’ (2008) aptly turned out to be their last studio effort for a dozen years. Then in 2019 Dave Ingram rejoined and the first shows in the familiar line-up immediately revived the old chemistry and drive. ‘Scriptures’ (2020) illustrates why it takes a twin guitar attack to produce a classic death metal sound with a profusion of low-tuned and distorted guitars. Dave Ingram’s contribution on the album easily puts to rest any concerns long-time fans may have had that two decades away from the front might have eroded his vocal capabilities. Benediction razed our prison grounds two years ago and now they’re back… with a vengeance!