Living Sacrifice - Conceived in Fire


Well, 2002 sees a new release by Living Sacrifice.  Thirteen tracks in all here that are actually pleasing.  This band has a history of making each album a different style with every album they release.  Not a great move on their part in my opinion, but it's not my band so what do I care?!
Still present is that core garbage style Living Sacrifice became awfully known for, but it also brings the metal they were known for back into the fold of music, which for me is a good thing.  I must say it is alot more present now than it was on that last idiotic, yet massively lame album "The Hammering Process"!  The production on this is very flat!  Whatever happened to dimension in your albums?  Maybe these guys are obsessed with Meshuggah's production or something.  I have no clue, but that's what it sounds like.  The vocals are the best they have ever been on this album!  I hope they finally stick with this style because it fits them now.  The drums on here pound you into oblivion!  They sound very good.  The percussion even adds a cool vibe making this even more distinguished.
In some ways it sounds like they took all of their previous albums and combined them all to make a new disc.  With metal making a big impact again, it was only due time until these guys came back to adding it in again!  I am glad they did.  Now I can only hope for more.  My favorite track on here is "The Martyr".   It's just so nice to hear them play a little death metal again!  Even though I don't like the "core" sound and style, they really mixed it up good and for that I will praise them.  (Review by Biff Bartholemew)