The Negation

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The Negation
Decapitated - The Negation.jpg
Cover art by Jacek Wiśniewski
Studio album by Decapitated
Released 9 March 2004 (2004-03-09)
Recorded August 2003 – September 2003, Hertz Studio, Białystok, Poland
Genre Technical death metal
Length 32:50
Label Earache
Producer Sławek Wiesławski, Wojtek Wiesławski, Decapitated
Decapitated chronology
The Negation
Organic Hallucinosis

The Negation is the third studio album by the death metal band Decapitated from Poland. It was released on 9 March 2004, through Earache Records.[1]

It is Decapitated's final album to feature vocalist Wojciech "Sauron" Wąsowicz.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 5/5 stars[2]
Exclaim! favorable[3]
Teraz Rock 3.5/5 stars[4]

After its release, The Negation received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. William York of Allmusic praised the production saying [...] is far better than on most of the big-name death metal albums released in the early 2000s. It's clear and full sounding, yet without being overly slick or digitally sanitized."[1] While Jill Mikkelson of Exclaim! praised songwriting "All ten songs are delivered with debilitating momentum and quirky time changes, humiliating most contemporary metal outfits. Slower grooves paired with bludgeoning drumming create a crisp but exceptionally intense sound that has developed into their own."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Sauron, except where noted; all music composed by Decapitated.

No. Title Length
1. "The Fury" 4:26
2. "Three-Dimensional Defect" 3:57
3. "Lying and Weak" 3:25
4. "Sensual Sickness" 4:05
5. "The Calling" (Instrumental) 1:17
6. "The Negation" 5:04
7. "Long-Desired Dementia" 3:21
8. "The Empty Throne" 4:41
9. "Lunatic of God's Creation" (Bonus track; Deicide cover) 2:34
Total length: 32:50



  1. ^ a b c York, William. "Review: The Negation". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Lawson, Dom (March 2004). "Heads Will Roll" [Decapitated Decimate The Competition... Again]. Kerrang!. 
  3. ^ a b Mikkelson, Jill. "Decapitated "The Negation" review". Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  4. ^ Brzeziński, Adam. "Decapitated – The Negation review". Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ Dome, Malcolm (February 2004). "The Negation review". Metal Hammer. 
  6. ^ "Jacek Wisniewski". 9 December 2009. Archived from the original on 9 December 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2012.