This eleven track release is the bands fifth full length offering unto the Metal realm.
NecronomicoN plays a rather “Hybrid” form of Dark metal, that contains a very thrash metal sound, which it seems the band did to make themselves appealing to the “Mainstream” Metal world.
This release has all the flavour of their diverse history of music, ranging from their immature cheap symphonic sound to their more complete and rehearsed “Behemoth” type of finished metal.
The guitar and bass riffs are choppy yet complete and refined to a point where they draw you into their haunting complexities.
Yet despite any shortcomings, the album is “Head Banging” in its purest form.
Necronomicon may mean “Book of the Dead”, but there is nothing dead about this release. Song after song made me want to run right out and “BREAK SHIT”.
The lyrics are dark and gloomy with a medieval feel and the guitar riffs are hard driving, and ear drum blistering.
This is not a sound you will find just anywhere, they have aged like a fine wine and are bold, fresh and unique all at the same time.
This offering by Necronomicon is to be released on March 12, 2016 in Europe and March 18, 2016 in North America and the tracks are as follows:
1) Into the Descent
2) Advent of the Human God (The Heart of Darkness)
3) Necronomicon – The Golden Gods (The Blood of Ages)
4) Okkultis Trinity
5) Unification of the Four Pillars
6) Crown of Thorns
7) The Fjord
9) I Bring The Light
10) Innocence and Wrath (Celtic Frost Cover)
11) Alchemy of the Avatar
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Check out the video below for “Crown of Thorns”, it’s the bands rendition of what atrocities were carried out on the native Indian population by the Christian Hordes of the 1600’s. It is a very powerful and moving video that the lyrics fit to a tee. You will find that a few of the songs may go right into a Heavy Thrash intro but the majority of the tracks on this release start off with synthesized Gothic movements leaving the listener on the edge of their seat in anticipation of what is about to transpire.
On my “Swollen Brain Scale”, “Advent Of The Human God“ comes off as a 8 out of 10 brain cells
This would be a great addition to any Refined Metal collection.
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