"Scars of the Crucifix" is the final Deicide album to feature the band's full original lineup after 17 years strong. Their song "Fuck Your God" was actually used by the military and special forces often as a torture method for detainees in Iraq by piping the song full blast into their bunks to induce sleep deprivation. Brutal.
Deicide is a death metal band that was formed in 1987 in Florida, originally under the name "Amon." They later changed the band name to Deicide in 1989. The band rose to success after their first two albums, which were ranked second and third place in best-selling death metal albums in 2000. Deicide is well known for their lyrics, which talk about Satanism, anti-Christianity, and blasphemy. This has resulted in bans, lawsuits, and plenty of criticism from religious groups and the public. They have received the most controversy relating to their albums and lyrics, which include vehement anti-Christian themes, such as "Death to Jesus", "Fuck Your God", "Kill the Christian", "Behead the Prophet" and "Scars of the Crucifix", among others. The lead singer of the band has repeatedly branded an inverted cross into his forehead on at least 12 different occasions and has professed that he follows theistic Satanism even going on to say he held beliefs in demonic possession and that he himself was possessed.