Sweden's hell-majestic death metallers NECROCURSE have truly invoked pure evil with the much anticipated debut full-length "Grip Of The Dead"! With members from NIFELHEIM, SWORDMASTER, RUNEMAGICK, SACRAMENTUM, etc and set in a traditional ancient Heavy Metal spirit, "Grip Of The Dead" is a convocation of ominous deathchaos and blackened thrash destruction. Together with a slab of anthemic devil-horn theatrical antics, the end result is a perfect assimilation of the legitimate NECROCURSE sound-stamp!
Necrocurse's Swedish death metal, being more rooted in a punk aesthetic, might throw off less seasoned listeners as the structuring is more simplified and thrash/black metal influenced. The album has some great fast moments that will bang your head through and through. Pieces like "Grip of the Dead" and "Infernal Rebellion" are absolute ragers, blazing a path like wildfire. - Metal Injection4/5
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