Deny The Cross
Tilburg, Holland, Nov. 22, 1992
Northwind 004
Given tracklisting: Correct tracklisting:
1. Dead But Dreaming 1. Dead But Dreaming
2. Oblivious To Evil 2. Oblivious To Evil
3. Satan Spawn, The Caco-Daemon 3. Satan Spawn, The Caco-Daemon
4. Dead By Dawn 4. Dead By Dawn
5. Deicide 5. Deicide
6. Crucifixion 6. Crucifixation
7. Carnage In The Temple Of The Damned 7. Carnage In The Temple Of The Damned
8. In Hell I Burn 8. Holy Deception
9. Behead The Prophet 9. Behead The Prophet (No Lord Shall Live)
10. Revocate The Agitator 10. Revocate The Agitator
11. Day Of Darkness 11. Day Of Darkness
12. Trifixion 12. Trifixion
13. Mephistofeles 13. Mephistopheles

Bootleg has some minor sound oddities (it sounds like the recorder's microphone is being constantly bumped) and slight volume fluctuations, especially during the first 2 tracks and then occasionally during the rest of the set.

There is a cut/edit after "Holy Deception." Some of the stage banter was definitely lost, but it's unclear if anything else was edited out. There's also a fade-out at the end of track 9 (so "Revocate the Agitator" begins suddenly), and a break/edit at 3:21 of track 10.

Benton really doesn't say much except the songtitles at first, but later in the gig the stage banter gets hilarious. A transcript of the thrilling exchange before "Day of Darkness:"

Guy in crowd: POSER!!!!!!!
Glen: If you wanna see a fuckin' poser, man, just look in the fuckin' mirror.

And then, the intro to the last track:

Glen: This goes out to that poser over there...MEPHISTOPHELES!

Also, earlier in the gig, it sounds like someone shouts out "Preach on, Benton!"

As with a lot of boots, the drums and vocals are highest in the mix; the bad part about this is that the solos and leads are mostly drowned out, especially obvious during "Dead By Dawn." I've never thought Deicide was terribly exciting live, and even though it only contains material from the first 2 albums, this disc does little to change my opinion.

I've also seen an "alternate" cover for this boot, a cheap Photoshop job using the old photo of the band with blood-covered faces. Most likely it's a for CD-R version.

A note for the metal trivia buffs--the cover is H.R. Giger's old "Life Support" sculpture. Look familiar at all? A newer version, "Life Support 1993," was on the cover of Carcass' "Heartwork."