A Chorus of Obliteration

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A Chorus of Obliteration
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Studio album by The Showdown
Released November 16, 2004
Genre Melodic death metal, death metal, metalcore
Label Mono vs Stereo
Producer Bruce Fitzhugh
The Showdown chronology
A Chorus of Obliteration
(2004)
Temptation Come My Way
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (unrated) link
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars [1]

A Chorus of Obliteration is The Showdown's debut album. It blends Christian metalcore with Southern metal and melodic death metal. Every song on A Chorus of Obliteration is based on a story in the Bible. For example, "A Monument Encased in Ash" is based on the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, "Epic: A Chorus of Obliteration" is based on the Israelites taking down Jericho, "From the Mouth of Gath Comes Terror" is based on the conflict between David and Goliath, and "Dagon Undone (The Reckoning)" is based on Samson and Delilah. The musical style is a fusion of death metal, thrash metal, traditional heavy metal, and metalcore, with some vague influences of Southern rock.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Monument Encased in Ash" (5:53)
  2. "Hell Can't Stop Us Now" (3:36)
  3. "Epic: A Chorus of Obliteration" (3:31)
  4. "From The Mouth of Gath Comes Terror" (featuring Josh Scogin of The Chariot) (6:28)
  5. "A Proclamation of Evil's Fate" (4:03)
  6. "Dagon Undone – The Reckoning" (4:31) (featuring Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice)
  7. "Iscariot" (2:59)
  8. "Dolor Per Proelium – Your Name Is Defeat" (2:32)
  9. "Deus Invictus – Your Name Is Victory" (3:02)
  10. "Laid To Rest" (5:54)
  11. "Give Us This Day" (bonus track) (4:04) (appears on the 2006 European re-release of "A Chorus of Obliteration", which released on November 14, 2006 as well as their 2008 release Back Breaker on Solid State Records)

Credits[edit]

[1] The Showdown

  • David Bunton - lead vocals
  • Josh Childers - guitar, backing vocals
  • Travis Bailey - guitar, piano
  • Eric Korshack - bass
  • Andrew Hall - drums, percussion

Additional Musicians

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Chorus of Obliteration credits on AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved July 6, 2015.