• Summer Slaughter 3 @ Clifton Park, NY (7/17/09)

    24 Jul 2009, 01:27 by deidolon

    Fri 17 Jul – Summer Slaughter 3

    So, my two friends (guitarists), my girl and I got to the venue around 1:30, after waiting in line for a bit we entered to find to find Northern Lights with a stage in the back left corner and a nice large pit area behind the island bar. To either side of the two doors in the front was the merch area. A fairly nice set up for a 10 hour concert.

    So first we get the local bands outta the way...

    By 2:30 Scarver Protocol was on stage. They were awful I thought. Nothing more than generic hometown hardcore like everything else you find in the miserably tired UpState scene. They were nothing more than bros trying to be heavy. This was not at all appropriate for the day. (0/5)

    Plague Upon Thee
    was equally as easy to yawn at. Just sounded tired out to me. But the whole grindcore thing doesnt raise my eyebrows after seeing Brutal Truth. The breakdowns completely shut off my attention anyway. Sad. (1/5)

  • Review: Necrophagist - Epitaph

    1 Jan 2009, 22:03 by marxeonist

    Necrophagist's Epitaph blends death metal vocals and aggression with technical indulgence and meandering, cascading guitar solos.

    Whilst Suiçmez's vocals are functional, his guitarwork, and its integration into the album, is sparkling. The rhythm guitar tone and delivery is suitably punchy and substantial, crafting a power enhanced by the well-judged drumming.
    Death metal needs a powerful rhythm section, and Necrophagist delivers this. The most impressive examples are the section from 2:00 to 2:15 in Stillborn One, the backing to Ignominious and Pale, up to the 0:51 shift, and backing to the Epitaph solo section from 2:37 onwards, the section from 00:19 to 00:22 in Only Ash Remains, the chaotic backing to the Only Ash Remains solo section, the introductory riff to Seven, and the opening 20 seconds of Symbiotic In Theory.

    The solos and lead sections have an incredibly sweet, clear tone, and demonstrate some incredibly nimble guitarwork. …
  • Necrophagist - Seven.

    12 Mar 2008, 07:40 by Sarcasmo

    This one's easy.

    Obviously this guy is safely housed inside a giant, ancient chamber of impenetrable ice. There's nothing to worry about, so he whiles away the days creating philosophies concerning anything especially fatalist that comes to mind, and then carves them on soft spots on the inside walls of ice with a dremel.

    Meanwhile, an endless army has been pounding on the outside of the ice fortress for centuries with fully automatic artillery and guns of all sort, taking breaks only to reload. Also they shoot big nails.
  • Epitaph

    14 May 2006, 10:10 by SamOW

    It's been a while since I've reviwed an album, and as I've been listening to Necrophagist's Epitaph I thought I might aswell let you in on how that is..

    I'll start by saying that I haven't known of this band for very long - little more than a month, tops, but had previously heard (before buying their album) the songs they have up on myspace - which includes two of the songs off of this album, Stabwound and Seven so decided that this newer album sounded better over their elder release..

    So, fanatically listening to those - bought the album, which gives the first impression of being pretty short.. Barely 3 minutes over half an hour, in just 8 songs - sure a song length averaging 4 minutes isn't too bad but.. where are the other 3 tracks or something?! I don't even know what else is this short in albums I have.. The next thing to hit you is their distinctive sound, which I'm not entirely sure who I can reference to. It's all about guitar licks, as the drums are nothing special…