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Necronomicon – Unus

by Jorge Zamudio at 16 January 2020, 4:57 PM

Ok, when I think of Canadian bands, I always think of RUSH, one of the best bands in the world. But, what we have here is completely different animal. NECRONOMICON was formed in 1988, and surprisingly, I have to say, it is the first time I've heard about this band. So, I decided to give a completely open mind to new bands, and I was hoping to be amazed so I could get into something completely new. At first, I really thought that's exactly what was happening. But, at some point this album fell into the same clichés. I guess, sometimes I don't like to discover new bands, when all they do is keep the same basic standards. In bands like AMON AMARTH or SLAYER it's something that is expected,; it's part of their essence. Here, It’s not, and I think they could give some more, especially because tt feels like they have a lot more they should give.

The good: those orchestral moments filled with choirs from the same hell. Those really do sound so good, and they're just perfectly done. It's hard to believe that I have never heard about this band. It’s like SEPTICFLESH but less overcharged. Don't get me wrong, I love the production of SEPTICFLESH, but sometimes they sound like they have over-exploded their orchestral sound, and with this album does not allow that to happen.

The bad: it is a good album, with a very strong production. Although I really loved what I heard, this is something you can find practically in any symphonic Death Metal band out there. I know that I am probably misjudging this band because they have been over 30 years on the road, but as this is new to me, it is not new to the metal world. Give it a try, and trust me. You will not regret this, but as far as I am concerned, I will have to go back on time with this band, and then I can tell you something else that you may love.

Songwriting: 9
Musicianship: 7
Memorability: 8
Production: 9


4 Star Rating

1. From Ashes into Flesh
2. Infinitum Continuum
3. Paradise Lost
4. The Price of a Soul
5. Singularis Dominus
6. The Thousand Masks
7. Ascending the Throne of Baator
8. Fhtagn
9. Cursed MMXIX
10. Vox Draconis
Rob the Witch - Vocals, Guitars, and Bass
Divider – Drums
Record Label: Season of Mist


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