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Review: Necrophago - The Final Winding Up
The Final Winding Up

Label: Australis Records
Year released: 2014
Originally released in: 1994
Duration: 28:40
Tracks: 7
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: September 9, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 3.6/5 (72%) (5 Votes)

Chilean Death Metal squad Necrophago's 5-song EP, The Final Winding Up, was originally released on an American underground label called Profane Records backĀ in 1994 and later reissued with two bonus tracks that were recorded in 2005. It was a good idea by the label to dig this up from its grave and release it with a completely remastered package and luxurious digipak. The first five songs are more or less Autopsy/Grave worship, especially the bands' demo days. The songs sound thoroughly dirty, murky and dark which reminds me of the underground tape-trading scene, recalling some nostalgic moments for sure. It simply could not sound any more old school.

The bonus tracks, which were recorded in 2005, are a bit more technical and melodic and lean more in the direction of early Swedish melodic Death Metal. "Rise from the Storm" and "An Abysmal Form" are good but don't have the power to paint the horizon blood-red.

According to some sources Necrophago is said to have reformed in 2010 so perhaps we can expect a full-length studio album from them soon. You never know...

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