Necrowretch - Putrid Death Sorcery | Review

When listening to “Putrid Death Sorcery”, two things are blatantly obvious: Necrowretch worships death metal and they’re proud of it.
The French duo comprised by Vlad on vocals and guitars, and Amphycion on bass like to play death metal in the good, old fashioned way, and they hold nothing back, unleashing a genuinely violent and mortiferous attack. The lethal riffs hearken back to the pre-nerd days of death metal and I’m talking about Death, Sarcófago and Merciless here. This record sounds like an unearthed relic from the 80’s, but I wouldn’t call it retro in the traditional sense as the production work on “Putrid Death Sorcery” isn’t really trying to emulate the murky values of yore. I mean, it’s vile and raw, but you can also hear each instrument with enough clarity, which is something it cannot be said about most bands of this ilk. The album opener “Ripping Souls Of Sinners” sets the tone for the album: fast and grotesque. Vlad delivers some grim and raspy screams over speedy and bestial riffs and Mörkk’s (session member who also serves time in black metallers Aldaaron) storming beats.
I must admit that “Putrid Death Sorcery” is not an easy listen, especially for those who aren’t familiar with the bands like Sarcófago and Merciless, but those who like their death metal, vile, fast, raw and evil, this is a veritable feast for their putrid ears.

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