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Review: Necropsy - Buried in the Woods
Buried in the Woods

Label: Xtreem Music
Year released: 2015
Duration: 35:04
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: March 20, 2016
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 3.82/5 (76.36%) (11 Votes)

One of the true Death Metal pioneers from Finland, Necropsy, regrouped in 2008 and recorded their debut album, titled Bloodwork, on their own label Tritonus Records. The album itself didn't get much attention due to the lack of proper promotion, but it did find its way to the hands of Spanish Xtreem Music, which led to the release of a four-track EP titled Psychopath Next Door, in 2011.

Necropsy's follow-up album, Buried in the Woods, could sincerely be said to be the band's most coherent and even their best work to date. The riffs carry the same simplicity and quality of Death's early albums and there's even some more thrashy riffing, similar to Finnish "Reindeer Metallers" A.R.G., present at times. At times they are able to switch to a more Doom gear ("Pages of Flesh" and "Father Heresy"), adding more depth and diversity into this opus. This combination seems to be working well and rewarding for them, giving them also some precious credit to be completely their own solid-sounding entity. The production is also clear enough, allowing each instrument to do its own work in peace, without mangling any instruments to dust, so to speak.

The bottom line is that Buried in the Woods is clearly the band's best work to date. Looks like the past years have treated these Finnish Death Metal veterans well as far as all their experience in playing some extreme shit is concerned.

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