True old school death metal bands spawned from the Hudson Valley in NY
are far and few between, especially when the band consists of younger
dudes who wont call you a poser for not being first in line at the
record store when Death released their "Scream Bloody Gore" album.
Necroptic Engorgement obviously know what old school death metal is and
how to play it correctly without crossing the line into "Deathcore" or
"Tech-Death" like most up and coming death metal bands are guilty of.
Their 5 song EP absolutely crushes from beginning to end. Fast, catchy,
technical, but not flashy in the vein of early Cannibal Corpse is the
base in which Necroptic build from as evidenced in tunes like "Homicidal
Sativa" and "Lower Berth". But, dont be mistaken, these guys are far
from Cannibal clones, there is a ton of originality in these tunes as
well as impeccable musicianship. "Machete Dismemberment" delivers
musical punishment equally as deadly as it's song title, with tight
grooves and eerie descending guitar runs that will be stuck in your head
once they drill their way in. "Necroptic Engorgement" calls to mind
vintage Deicide with it's hyperspeed riffing, intense blast beats and
contrast of high and low vocals. Frantic riffing, odd timings and neck
snapping pace make this track one of my favorite on the disk.
"Revelations" is one of this disks more chaotic songs, timing changes
and skull pounding grooves that take you by surprise, Necroptic
Engorgement are good for keeping you expecting the unexpected. Overall
this is an extremely well executed debut effort, by a band that will
surely gain a strong fan base of old school and new school death metal
purists who are tired of the same old thing. You can find Necroptic
Engorgement on FB to keep uo with what they have in store for us next.
Grab a t-shirt and a copy of this awesome 5 song disk from them and do
yourself a favor and grab a ticket to see them on Tainted
Entertainment's showcases on March 2nd in Albany with Dying Fetus and
Job For A Cowboy, and on April 10th at the Loft in Poughkeepsie with
Kittie! Necroptic Engorgement also have tickets for sale for their show
on March 8th at Dingbatz in NJ with Hate Eternal.