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On disc: Necros Christos

Doom Of The Occult - Claudia Ehrhardt - 8 stars

Doom Of The Occult

Doom Of The Occult
(Vn Records - 2011)

Necros Christos is a Berlin-based death doom outfit which was founded in 2001. Necros Christos always did it their own way, so after several demos they released a DVD, an EP, a demo and some split EPs later they presented another DVD. In 2007 they finally presented their debut album Triune Impurity Rites. Now 3 years later they offer the follow-up.
They kick of with a Temple I: Kyrie Eleison - and they do it in their very own way. Massive riffs lead you into Baal Of Ekron, a true death doom monster. Between the songs they have interludes, so it's 23 tracks with a running time of about 73 minutes. Hathor Of Dendera is a bit faster than the other tunes, but has doom parts. Mors Dalos Ra's vocals are deep growls, but you can still get the words and so get the meaning of the lyrics. But the interludes also offer other sounds, so it seems that Gate 1: Naamaz is influenced by Greek folk... Just acoustic guitar, that's it. Another intermezzo follows, Temple III: Lux tecum. Et cum Necros Christum. - a keyboard piece which seems to be based on an sacral organ piece. For Necromantique Nun they come together again and deliver a dark, mean track with a cool guitar solo. Fans of Necros Christos will know the interludes from their debut. Gate 2: Sugvari isn't a typical interlude, it's an instrumental with flute, acoustic guitar and percussion. This time it has an Oriental touch. After another intermezzo they offer Doom Of Kali Maa - Pyramid Of Shakti Love - Flame Of Master Shiva which sound even heavier after the interludes. The drumming of Mister Raelin varies in speed while the riffing is more stable in speed. It's the contrast which gives the song the special something. Visceras Of The Embalmed Deceased sticks out due to the choir and great guitar melody. But somehow every tune has something which make it differ from the others.
Necros Christos manage to keep the attention of the listener due to tempi changes, interludes and other surprises while staying true to themselves. Well done!

8 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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