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Necrot – Lifeless Birth

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Last Updated on 08:55 by Nikos Nakos

Genre: Death Metal
Country: U.S.A.
Label: Tankcrimes
Year: 2024

I guess most people don’t care how an album is born, how difficult for the band was to make it or the struggle and the problems they faced before the final result was in the end in their hands.

So few would give a fuck that Necrot had the momentum in 2020 to become big as they toured with Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse, while they had planned to also tour with Immolation and Blood Incantation, for 2020’s Mortal, but that unfortunately never happened. Because their frontman/bassist/songwriter Luca Indrio needed to return to Italy to see after ailing family members and drummer Chad Gailey broke badly  that almost kept him from drumming ever again.  A couple of surgeries and several physical therapy later, he is back behind his kit, but just when Necrot were about to start recording, on the actual eve of his flight to the studio, Indrio came down with facial paralysis from Bell’s palsy! Please note that their guitarist Sonny Reinhardt needed multiple surgeries on his hands after recording this album!

So I can see and hear why Lifeless Birth sounds so angry and kissed off but on the other hand also why it is so carefully crafted.  There was no excuse for the band to make a sloppy or nothing lesser than perfect this time. Am he’ll this stubborn old school spirit and soul album has the balls and the quality to make Necrot big as they meant to be.

Lifeless Birth is their more melodic, yet aggressive album to date. And yes the album lacks of experimental parts or progressive elements. But the riffs, the damn riffs are present. And the technical parts too.  And the melodic solos of course (check the song “The Curse”) in which Reinhardt have done a great job. As the Grammy award-winning producer, Greg Wilkinson, of current Autopsy and Deathgrave fame have done in order to let the band’s ideas to shine.

Furious, with 100% intensity, crunchy and punchy as hell, evil as the demon in the artwork cover and downright to the point it’s the top notch quality riffs that makes this record outstanding. You can’t find songs like “Cut the Cord”,”Superior”, “Winds of Hell” and  “Drill the Skull” every day and the old school vibe and the straightforward/into your face attitude that characterizes their songwriting is more than obvious here and fits like a glove with Indrio’s throaty and guttural vocals that also oozes an early 90’s aura along with the razor sharp barrage of riffs that leave this taste of Bolt Thrower and Autopsy into your mouth after every spin of the record.

Lifeless Birth shows a band mature and faster than ever creating one of the finest moments of the last decade in a genre that seems like a giant cauldron in which a whole world growing and growing in the underground and it is (or it should be) just about to explode.

 

Giorgos Tsekas
Giorgos Tsekas
"Κάποτε Όταν Θα ‘χουμε Καιρό... Θα Σκεφτούμε Πάνω Στις Ιδέες Όλων Των Μεγάλων Στοχαστών, Θα Θαυμάσουμε Τους Πίνακες Όλων Των Μεγάλων Ζωγράφων, Θα Γελάσουμε Με Όλους Τους Χωρατατζήδες, Θα Φλερτάρουμε Όλες Τις Γυναίκες, Θα Διδάξουμε Όλους Τους Ανθρώπους" Μπ. Μπρεχτ

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