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Deist Requiem

“The Happiness Delusion”

(Sacrifice Records)

Veteran local metal/industrial recording artists Deist Requiem return with a hard-pounding collection of 10 songs powered by the relentless Jodi Joy (drums), Kyzer Kooper (vox/keys), Brance Arnold (guitar) and Brian Powers (bass). Recorded at GWAR’s Slave Pit Studio in RVA and produced by h3 of hERETICS iN tHE lAB, the entire album is a refreshing sonic reflection of the likes of Ministry. The standout track is “Sugar Daddy Serenade,” featuring some serious bottom-end keyboards and a vibe reminiscent of Alien Sex Fiend. Former Mindset vocalist Roddy Lane provides a nice change of pace on the mystical “God on a Good Day.” A CD release party is planned for February 28 at Pancho-N-Luigi’s (Norfolk). – Jeff Maisey