||Amongst European borders for about 10 years
and now presented to the US front is the elite, Necrophagist.
"Epitaph", the band’s 2nd official offering (excluding
demos), delivers flawlessly potent shredding technical/progressive
death metal in the form of that which has never been done!! Personally,
I've never heard such technical precision in the death metal genre
since that of course, Death. The German quartet have quite amazing
talents and certainly are aimed to set new standards for the next
wave of extreme music. To have a favorite song on here I suppose is
possible, but most impossible is it not to give this disc a spin in
it's entirety. Throughout "Epitaph", there are loads of
guitar solos, catchy lightning-fast riffing, intricate drumming, Sinister-like
vocals, and even DiGiorgio-esque bass tapping! There are 8 tracks
in all and totals in at a little over a half hour, which means each
track roughly is about 4 minutes long. If this doesn't quite suit
you, by all means turn your head and walk your ass back to the ghetto.
For only the true metal at heart can rightfully acknowledge Necrophagists'
place in the metal spectrum - that place is rapidly escalating! For
fans of brutal & technical death metal.
Reviewed By: Thomas