is back with their brand new CD entitled "Necronemesis."
As usual Usurper has those heavy catchy riffs, that make you nod your
head, and the vocals that sound like no other. Their cross of thrash
and death metal is definitely one of their signature traits, and they
always put great songs together. This CD seems to be a little more
extreme vocals, they seem to have some extra screaming, almost black
metal style sometimes. They also were lucky enough to have King Diamond
sing backing vocals on the title track, "Necronemesis."
Probably one of the most recognizable voices in metal, if not the
most recognizable. This track is an awesome song, there are many changes
to it, it just doesn't bore you in the least bit. The first track
"The Incubus Breed" is probably my favorite track, the main
riff in that song is just amazing. "1666 AD" is the fifth
track, and is another great song with more catchy Usurper style riffs.
"Warriors Of Iron And Rust" reminded me a lot of slayer,
just the way they wrote the riffs, yet another good song on this CD.
There are 10 tracks on this CD, and there is about 40 minutes of music
on this CD, followed by a long 20 minute period of silence and a 6
minute drone of repetition, after the main part of the last track
is done. Usurper plans to embark on a tour in Europe with Cradle Of
Filth and Christian Death, after that they plan on touring the states
shortly thereafter. If you haven't heard these Chicago natives, now
might be a good time to.