|Review: Neolith - Izi.Im.Kurnu-Ki|
Label: Non Serviam Records
Year released: 2015
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: March 18, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Rated 4.2/5 (84%) (10 Votes)
Poland has always had a strong tradition of striking Death Metal and here's more proof of that.
Neolith isn't a new name on the map of underground Polish Death Metal. They have been around since 1991 and have recorded four studio albums prior to 2015's Izi.Im.Kurnu-Ki released on Dutch label Non Serviam Records. Neolith features some of the key members of such Polish underground Metal hordes as Lux Occulta, Thy Disease, Krusher, Hell United among others.
It should not come as a surprise to anyone that Neolith is full of top-notch songwriting talent and musicianship. These well-seasoned musicians have crafted a progressive and experimental blackened Death Metal album that will definitely appeal to a large mass of extreme Metal fans. It's no surprise either that names such as Vader, Behemoth, Rise, Nocturnus, Luciferion and a few others tend to come to mind when spinning Izi.Im.Kurnu-Ki. I would say this album kills all other albums from the vast field of Polish extreme Metal even considering how many absolutely striking products have come from that scene in the past 25 years. Neolith has certainly done a few things right on this fine new opus. Their atmospheric and slightly experimental blackened Death Metal has a crushing edge to it that should make the Neolith camp proud. The only things that really disturbed me on Izi.Im.Kurnu-Ki at first were some of the electronic sample parts that sound like they tacked on just to get more of the "experimental" feel to the album. To be honest, I am still struggling with these electronic parts but, other than that, I have no complaints.
If you are looking for some quality Death Metal, here's an album recommended to make your day.
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