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Review: Necronemesis - Warfield of the Dead
Warfield of the Dead

Label: Independent
Year released: 2008
Duration: 16:27
Tracks: 5
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: October 8, 2009
Reviewed by: Hermer Arroyo
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Rated 2.57/5 (51.43%) (7 Votes)

This is a 16-minute EP from a young Death Metal band from Puerto Rico. While very brutal, their brand of metal is one that has been heard millions of times. If you are a fan of the genre, you'll know what to expect: speedy guitars, guttural vocals with some effects, frantic drumming and a buried (almost non existent) bass. The songs are fast and aggressive, especially "Drawn and Quartered" which is by far the best one here.

There are many limitations that the band shows on Warfield of the Dead however, the most glaring one being the songwriting quality. While they have tons of energy and are perfect for a live environment, all the songs sound the same. In addition, I don't like that a Death Metal band has a limited amount of guitar solos and punishing riffs and it hurts the band greatly, and the shitty recording job doesn't help either. Except for the aforementioned "Drawn and Quartered" and the title track, they struggled to maintain consistency – just listen to the horrible "Share the Load" (those are supremely awful vocals).

It seems that Necronemesis are struggling to find out where they want to go, still this EP shows the talent that this band has and they're good enough musicians to produce a decent full-length album. However, for that to happen they need to work a lot in refining their sound. Hopefully next time they'll have a capable recording studio job that can highlight the potential of the band. Until then, this band is destined to be a forgotten one even in the small underground Puerto Rican metal scene.

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