Necrophobic – The Third Antichrist CD


(Hammerheart Records)

Another classic by the Swedish death-metallers Necrophobic, making this their third utterly fantastic release in a row. If you have heard their previous two releases “The Nocturnal Silence” and “Darkside”, this doesn’t stray too far from that thrash/black influenced death metal sound. This may seriously be Necrophobic’s finest release as every musician is absolutely on top of their game: from the insanely addictive tremolo-picked guitar riffs to the eerie lead guitar work scattered gloriously throughout every song, this release borders on perfect. The production is damn fine and every element of an awesome Satanic Death Metal record is in tact: tasteful drumming with intense blast-beats and rhythmic diversity to complex bass-lines which absolutely compete with the fucking stellar guitar wizardry.