Al Necro

Al Necro

Journalist (Manila, Philippines)
- Provocateur/connoisseur of all things dark and grisly. Freelance author/published author addicted to metal of the highest order. Al Necro lives and writes in Manila, Philippines. Abandon hope, all ye who read Al Necro!
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The band occasionally induce a toe-tap, a headbang, and a bop or two, but Overtures of Blasphemy is not what most death metal fans will covet from a name as legendary as Deicide’s.
on Oct 06, 2018

7.5 / 10

Cerement is well-written, well-executed, and deservedly belongs in Infera Bruo’s stellar discography.
on Sep 13, 2018
Fans will be glad to hear that Drawn and Quartered continue their steady gait of quality releases with the latest, The One Who Lurks, out soon on Krucyator Productions.
on Jul 13, 2018

5.5 / 10

Fans who love Swedish death metal might have some remote interest, but there’s little about The Great Desolation that brings anything special to Swedeath in 2018.
on Jul 11, 2018

7.5 / 10

In short, With Inexorable Suffering is a good album; it is violent, passionately played, vigorous, and authentic.
on Jul 02, 2018
No fillers. No hit numbers. Tomb Mold’s Manor of Infinite Forms is just essential extreme metal. Out now on 20 Buck Spin.
on Jun 16, 2018
Of Feather and Bone’s Bestial Hymns of Perversion is a strong effort and one to consider amongst the best death metal debuts of 2018.
on Jun 01, 2018
Violent By Design is a short but joyful foray into slam/deathcore’s blissful bloodshower. Give Eye Of The Destroyer a spin, and may you unsuspecting fans be won over by the guys’ intensity and enthusiasm.
on May 29, 2018

7.5 / 10

Clearly, Wolvhammer are already building a name for themselves by being as reliable as some of the most respected names in metal.
on May 07, 2018
The album is challenging to sit through in one go – and not in an intentionally challenging manner as is often the case with extreme acts. It does not inspire multiple listens.
on May 01, 2018

6.5 / 10

Overall, Occulta religiO is a good album for an update in a style long-forgotten, but fans of modern black metal will perhaps look elsewhere for inspiration.
on Apr 28, 2018
While Enigmata does have its catchy moments, they aren’t plentiful. The album frustrates more than it fascinates.
on Apr 02, 2018
Skeletal Remains has not only crafted their best release yet, but also what is thus far 2018’s best death metal full-length.
on Mar 23, 2018
Patriarchs of Evil, Varathron’s latest full-length album, is another great release from the legendary black metal band.
on Mar 21, 2018
Ritualistic and far from deplorably simple, Vacvvm presents a new high for Balmog’s body of work.
on Mar 07, 2018
Black Blood Invocation have been given another opportunity to prove just how much quality their prior recordings hold.
on Feb 26, 2018

7.5 / 10

Lightning-rod frontman Niklas Kvarforth is back with his progressive, folk-music-heavy brand of depressive black metal, and it is clearly more enthralling than the band's last release.
on Feb 14, 2018
Want heavy helpings of mid-tempo moshing and blasting black metal? Look no further than Lord of Pagathorn's latest full-length album, Daimono Philia, released by Woodcut Records.
on Feb 04, 2018
Mammoth Grinder is on form on Cosmic Crypt, but it is not, in my opinion, the best music they've released, despite being a worthy addition to their body of work.
on Jan 24, 2018

7.5 / 10

Under The Church's latest for Pulverised Records, is a breath of fresh air for crust/punk/old-school death metal fans who can't get enough of the style.
on Jan 08, 2018

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