Before changing their name to Banished they were known as Baphomet, they changed their name to Banished due to the fact that everyone wanted their band’s name to be Baphomet in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
Despite having a video on MTV, oh wait let me explain, before the M stood for metrosexualrealitytvteenmombabymamajerseyshoredubstepbullshit the M stood for music and when Headbanger’s Ball came on it stood for Metal, Banished is fucking heavy. Deliver Me Unto Pain might be one of the heaviest songs MTV ever played. Even though Banished fell off the face of the earth after this album, Deliver Me Unto Pain kicks fucking anus.
Banished’s Deliver Me Unto Pain is like the slightly more tame, more technical, little less blasphemous version of Infester’s To The Depths, In Degradation. There is a little bit of a hardcore influence on the music as well.. No not scene bullshit. This, like Infester, is straight to the point, not trying to impress anyone, heavy as fuck, Death Metal.
This is the sound of American Death Metal that was emerging while grunge was taking over. Though I like Alice in Chains and Soundgarden, I hate Nirvana, therefore, obviously, I wish this was the sound that took over America… I feel really redundant saying that while running an Extreme Metal website.
There were many over looked bands like Banished that just fell off after not being exposed to the lime light. When you really think about it when it comes to American Death Metal its like a battle royale took place and Cannibal Corpse won, convincing everyone in the world that they reigned supreme in American Death Metal. You can ask any kid who’s favorite band is Slipcock or Five Finger Pantera Rip Off W/ Watered Down Riffs about their knowledge of Death Metal and they will just talk about Cannibal Corpse or some shitty band that isn’t Death Metal, as if Possessed, Master, Death, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Atheist never even existed, let alone anything less exposed.
Well I got way the fuck off topic. Deliver Me Unto Pain is a bass heavy, semi-technical, brutal as fuck Death Metal album you need to own. Or at least listen to. So when your poser ass friends try to talk Death Metal to you, ram this shit down their throats!
For Fans Of: Obituary, Infester, early Integrity, Rottrevore, Morta Skuld
Favorite Tracks: Skinned, Scars, Altered Minds, Deliver Me Unto Pain