Origin: Birmingham, England  
Genres: Death Metal
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Last update/review: November 18, 2008

Benediction

Veteran British death metallers Benediction were formed back in 1989, and is notable for once featuring vocalist Barney Greenway -- he sang for both Benediction and Napalm Death before touring commitments forced him to choose the latter band. Having overcome the usual lineup changes and so forth, the band remains one of Britain's longest-lasting and most successful death metal bands, dealing almost exclusively in old-school classic death metal, giving them a resemblance to several of the Floridian bands of the time.

After several years of relative inactivity, work started on a new album, originally scheduled for 2005 but finally released in the summer of 2008.

Current Members

Dave Ingram

vocals (ex-Bolt Thrower, Down Among The Dead Men)

Darren Brookes

guitars

Peter Rew

guitars

Frank Healy

bass (ex-Cerebral Fix, Memoriam, ex-Sacrilege)

Neil Hutton

drums

Former Members/Guests

Mark "Barney" Greenway

vocals (Napalm Death)

Dave Hunt

vocals (Anaal Nathrakh)

Paul Adams

bass

Ian Treacy

drums (ex-Meathook Seed)

Paul Brookes

drums



Discography



Subconscious Terror  
1990 Nuclear Blast
  1. Intro-Portal to Your Phobias
  2. Subconscious Terror
  3. Artefacted Irreligion
  4. Grizzled Finale
  5. Eternal Eclipse
  6. Experimental Stage
  7. Suspended Animation
  8. Divine Ultimatum
  9. Spit Forth the Dead
  10. Confess All Goodness
  • Mark "Barney" Greenway
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Paul Adams
  • Ian Treacy



The Grand Leveller  
1991 Nuclear Blast
  1. Vision in the Shroud
  2. Graveworm
  3. Jumping at Shadows
  4. Opulence of the Absolute
  5. Child of Sin
  6. Undirected Aggression
  7. Born in a Fever
  8. The Grand Leveller
  9. Senile Dementia
  10. Return to the Eve
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Paul Adams
  • Ian Treacy



Dark Is The Season  EP
1992 Nuclear Blast
  1. Foetus Noose
  2. Forged in Fire
  3. Dark Is the Season
  4. Jumping at Shadows
  5. Experimental Stage
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Ian Treacy



Transcend The Rubicon  
1993 Nuclear Blast
  1. Unfound Mortality
  2. Nightfear
  3. Paradox Alley
  4. I Bow to None
  5. Painted Skulls
  6. Violation Domain
  7. Face Without Soul
  8. Bleakhouse
  9. Blood from Stone
  10. Wrong Side of the Grave
  11. Artefacted/Spit Forth
  12. Saneless Theory
  13. Deadfall
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Frank Healy
  • Ian Treacy



The Grotesque / Ashen Epitaph  EP
1994 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Grotesque
  2. Ashen Epitaph
  3. Violation Domain (live)
  4. Subconscious Terror (live)
  5. Visions in the Shroud (live)
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Frank Healy
  • Paul Brookes



The Dreams You Dread  
1995 Nuclear Blast
  1. Down on Whores
  2. Certified
  3. Soulstream
  4. Where Flies Are Born
  5. Answer to Me
  6. Griefgiver
  7. Denial
  8. Negative Growth
  9. Path of the Serpent
  10. Saneless Theory
  11. The Dreams You Dread
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Frank Healy
  • Neil Hutton



Grind Bastard  
1998 Nuclear Blast
  1. Deadfall
  2. Agonised
  3. West of Hell
  4. Magnificat (Irenicon)
  5. Nervebomb
  6. Electric Eye
  7. Grind Bastard
  8. Shadow World
  9. The Bodiless
  10. Carcinoma Angel
  11. We the Freed
  12. Destroyer
  13. I
  • Dave Ingram
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Frank Healy
  • Neil Hutton



Organized Chaos  
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Suicide Rebellion
  2. Stigmata
  3. Suffering Feeds Me
  4. Diary of a Killer
  5. The Temple of Set
  6. Nothing on the Inside
  7. Easy Way to Die
  8. Don't Look in the Mirror
  9. This Graveyard Earth
  10. Charon
  11. I Am the Disease
  12. Organised Chaos
  • Dave Hunt
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Frank Healy
  • Neil Hutton



Killing Music  
2008 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Grey Man
  2. Burying The Hatchet
  3. Immaculate Facade
  4. Killing Music
  5. They Must Die Screaming
  6. Dripping With Disgust
  7. As Her Skin Weeps
  8. Cold, Deathless, Unrepentant
  9. Wrath And Regret
  10. Conrolopolis (Rats In The Mask)
  11. Beg, You Dogs
  12. Largactyl
  13. Seeing Through My Eyes
  14. I Am The Betrayer
  15. Dissembler
  16. They Bleed
  • Dave Hunt
  • Darren Brookes
  • Peter Rew
  • Frank Healy
  • Neil Hutton




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