|Review: Lock Up - Necropolis Transparent|
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Year released: 2011
Review online: September 2, 2011
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (6 Votes)
Third album for what pretty much amounts to an all-star side project that's been around for about 13 years. This album sees Lock Up moving more toward Death Metal and the grindcore taking the backseat. 16 songs in just over 40 minutes that just fly by – only three of the songs are slightly over three minutes long, so Lock Up aren't there to bring you on any kind of epic journey or to bore you with self-indulging overlong songs.
Except for the occasional slow parts, Necropolis Transparent is pretty much pedal-to-the-metal, very energetic in-your-face pounding Death Metal. Well that was a mouthful. ;) Tomas Lindberg just barks the vocals away, pretty much a necessity to match the sheer heaviness of the music which is pretty much busy and unrelenting – not much room left for the listener to take a breath here. The grindcore elements play a good part in speeding this up and making it just messy enough to keep the interest up. Much better than I expected, and a good remedy for when you're hankering for a good thrashing.
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