What's Hot
MOST READ
What's Going On

Calendar

Search thousands of events in our database.

Restaurants

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Nightlife

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

loading...

OW on Twitter
OW on Facebook
Print Email

Music

Exhumed proves gore-grind can be groovy on ‘Necrocracy’

Album review: Exhumed’s ‘Necrocracy’

Photo: , License: N/A


Exhumed – Necrocracy
Relapse Records
★★★★ (out of 5 stars)

Is gore-grind always this groovy? No, but Exhumed is seven albums deep in the game now. Hence, the “necrocracy” they gutturally preach fits like a diseased, maggot-laden glove. You’d think a grind band that slows down long enough at various points here and there to smell the corpses would fall into a rut, but you also might assume you’d never pledge every ounce of your energy to a song called “The Shape of Deaths to Come.” You will, and every sore muscle in your neck will be worth it. Just when you think you’re out, Exhumed pulls you back in with an expertly arranged cut like “The Carrion Call.” Either our ears are becoming more accepting of this kind of brutality or this kind of brutality is inexplicably getting better. Probably a little of both. For that, I dub Necrocracy the feel-good gore-grind album of the year.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus