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Review: Necrophagist - Epitaph

Label: Willowtip Records
Year released: 2004
Duration: 32:57
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: August 9, 2006
Reviewed by: Sirliftsalot48
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Rated 4.1/5 (81.94%) (31 Votes)

Here we have Necrophagist's sophomore album. Much like their first album they play technical death metal with a bit of melody while still staying brutal. On this album the only musician on the first album, Muhammad, has enlisted other musicians to take over bass and drum duties. Muhammad still shreds on the guitar like no one else can.

The guitar tone is top notch on this album. The drums are top notch. The bass…you get the point, the instruments on this album are excellent. Although the musicianship here is damn near perfect, this album lacks something the first album had. The songs don't really stay in your head. While listening to them you think "Wow this is an incredible song", but shortly after hearing the album many of the songs you will forget and be asking yourself "How does that one go?" There are also some songs on here are absolutely phenomenal. The opener, Stabwound, and Seven are some of the best technical death ever written. Seven's opening riff will get stuck in your head and have you banging your head to it all day long.

This album contains several good, but hard to remember songs, and some phenomenal unforgettable ones. This is a good album to supplement Onset of Putrefaction, but is not superior to it in any way. If you are a tech death fan pick up Onset of Putrefaction first and if you like that then this is definitely a worthy addition to your tech death collection.

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Review: Epitaph (reviewed by Caspian)
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