Solemnelohim, Bringer of Death
At the rate that Mexico is churning out excellent death metal bands these days with releases by bands like Zombiefication, one can almost be assured of the quality of the releases from the region. Necroccultus finally releases new material this year with their brand new EP, Solemnelohim, Bringer of Death after 5 long years since their last split release.
The old-school creed that Necroccultus swears by is quickly heard right from the start of the album. The crushing impact that the band hits the listener with on Dimensions of Ancient Necromancy and that slight doom pace that the band indulges in quickly reminds one of the style that bands like Incantation and later bands such as Ignivomous and the likes play in. The riffs of Nextor and Mauricio are crushing as fuck, and it certainly helps that Oscar punishes his kit without mercy as well, torturing the listener’s ears with the relentless onslaught that Necroccultus presents on Solemnelohim, Bringer of Death.
But obviously Necroccultus aren’t just another Incantation clone, as they bring in a whole host of old school death metal influences as well in their songwriting. The dirty sound of the band and that Incantation vibe at times brings about some Finnish death metal comparisons as well, not unlike bands such as Demilich, especially on songs like Aeons of Spectral Morbidity with the unpredictable riffing section at the intro of the track. The slight d-beat moments on The Equinox of Unburied Ones also bring in some Autopsy or early Swedish death metal moment. The heavy atmosphere that the band indulges the listener in also reminds one of bands like Grave Miasma, and this constantly oppressive feeling that the band emanates throughout the release is certainly one of the things that draws one to the craft of Necroccultus.