Album Review :~ Necrowretch - Satanic Slavery

The geographical shift in the propagation of black/death metal has changed drastically over the past three decades. France also steadily outputting hundreds out worthy purveyors. France is currently spewing forth the most interesting mix of blackened acts.  France itself is known for producing blackened acts with an aptitude for dark atmospheres and a mild pompous flair. Among all of them another French purveyors of chaos and wrath,bringer of darkness Valence, Rhone-Alpes based blackened death metal horde Necrowretch unleashed their third full length incantation entitled “Satanic Slavery” in the middle of this month via Season of Mist record label with 38:34 min running time along with hellish,skin-ripping ,blood-chilling, raven black and deeply evil death metal artistry. Necrowretch have ended the trilogy with a bang. Mixing death metal with some black and thrash aesthetic was always their forte.Necrowretch serve hellish,satanic,fully blistering, devastatingly sacrilegious, old school death metal. New album is filled with more unearthly, astounding,critical acclaimed,heavy, claustrophobic misery ,enigmatic melodies . This new album is consist with 8 tracks. Basically Necrowretch was formed in 2008. Now I’m straight diving to the point about this new album .
This new albums whole compositions are extremely filthy and unsettling piece of sinister euphoria and unearthly ambiance .Necrowretch delivers an enjoyable black/death album with some thrashy accoutrements. when at first I’ve checked out their first released track off this album probably "Sprawl of Sin" I was just overwhelmed and awaited "Satanic Slavery" with great eagerness, anticipated album of this year. This bands each and every members are excellent musician appreciate their unsurpassed quality,ability and skill. All of their tremendous effort portrayed in this album in radiant way with excellent diligence and nailed it. After a multiple listen their latest studio effort  infused me with  their Unrelenting, powerful,blasting ,overarching,chromatic, chaotic , multi-layered ,ultra-dense,monolithic, blasphemous death metal musical style laced with black,thrash metal accompaniment just  blew me away . Their undeniably destructive death metal assault, full to the brim with gnarly black metal and grindcore fringes makes for a record that is deeply unsettling and touches on demented themes with little care for the sanity of its listener.Their musical style ,vocals and other parts of the riffing is straight forward furious simultaneously . 
This whole album reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this album . It is really not easy to describe their complex musical style . Death Metal with unconventional influences enjoys indeed tend quite popular .A natural synthesis of dissonant sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity. Despite the often fast ,furious,cacophonous ,heavy and barbarous form of black/death metal assaults  laced with dark eerie,gloomy  and occult,arcane atmosphere with a lots of segments of slower,mid-paced tempo too where Necrowretch combines cavernous drum thrashes, evil,devilish guitars ,previously mentioned all  aspects  enriched this album that is very powerful,strong and excellent all at the same time along with a good  balance  of black/death metal music, melody and brutality with strangulated ,filthy,thick,doomy riffs work and those effective rasps simultaneously borrow blackened,gloomy,sinister vibe. "Satanic Slavery"fueled by an immediately magnetic riff and an equally gripping, bubbling bass line, the song is vibrant and fiery. This kind of music dedicated to total aural subversion you need to steel yourself, yet no matter how you gird your loins there is rarely a true escape from the pummelling magic of death metal. The kind of music that swells the heart even as it rips with a fury and speaking of fury, the song eventually ignites in a conflagration of seething riffs and blasting percussion, only then to segue into yet further bounding and barbarous variations, becoming even more dark and predatory by the end. I highly appreciate and embrace this album because of their distinct style . 
well, this albums opening track “Sprawl of Sin” starts with sonic assailment,obtuse,grotesque,atmospheric sound followed by an onslaught of tremulous ,dark eerie, savage, dense swarm of pestilential riffing  and a wall of blast beating ,spectacular, jolting thunder of attacking  drums laced with aggression,deliberate cadence and easily the song throws open the gates to black chaos . "Satanic Slavery" is replacing gothic imagery and symbolism with satanic and occult references and themes,brutal and nostalgic as the horror. Their whole composition and musical style is impeccable also borrow great atmosphere. They have injected some thrash metal riffs into furious black/death metal style. There’s true savagery in Vlad's growls, and there’s also a morphing of the sensations conveyed by the music as the song progresses, with the seething riffs reaching heights of incendiary ecstasy and the melody turning from grim and ominous to elevating and inspirational.Their musical representation evolves into souls wandering vicious, crushing and ominous wasteland . This whole album gives u pitch-black feel from beginning to the end and I warn you this is a gloomy,blasphemous,vile, infernal journey.
This album is filled with a slew of cadence, apocalyptic, squalid, ominous,hellish,filthy, crawling, powerful riffs work .In each track breathtaking,morbidly delicious, scalding,macabre,soaring riffs,bass lineups matched in well manner with hellish,devilish chords and horror,mournful sounds are rightly used as an additional uncanny harmonic layer. This whole albums sound  deliver a dissonant,grim feeling,sinister,gruesome,ghastly black/death metal with pure energy . This album indulge strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship .The lyrical segment is lending a somewhat more esoteric and philosophical aesthetic to the entire mysticism of Satanic beliefs. Vocals large, inhuman voice that does well for Necrowretch . Vocals howling  hideous screams, hoarse , reverb-soaked, deep rasps , deep lung-burning roars, immense voice emerged on this album in a well manner and intertwined perfectly with their utterly  spellbinding,obtuse,bizarrely arrogant, mysterious,fully blistering, grandiose,blasphemous  black/death  metal,distant musical style with a lots of thrash metal riffs accompaniment  and  embedded perfectly .The vocals are also a match for the boiling intensity of the music, ranging dynamically through savage growls and lung-bursting cries to make this electrifying song even more intense. Overall you will get  sinister,gloomy,desolate,mysterious ambient from this whole album . I really worship this band . 
Each songs are utterly bloodthirsty,fast, savage and blasphemous odes to early extreme metal .They have incinerate with horrid power.These tracks are designed to fit the mold of manic death metal taking large cues from the black metal aesthetic and hammering out an unholy concoction like thus. Stand out tracks are all of them .Album artwork is fiendish,infernal,vile, nefarious,primordial . The production gives the music a powerful clarity, the blood-rushing drum propulsion and vibrant bass performance producing a non-stop surge of adrenaline. The rocketing rhythmic drive subsides past the mid-point, making way for a new and electrifying riff accompanied by the boom and tumble of percussion before Necrowretch return to the grim ferocity and tumultuous explosiveness of the song’s main course, with the vocals reaching a crescendo of wild barbarity just before this expression of draconic fury comes to an end. Overall “Satanic Slavery” whole album is Spectacular,engrossing ,significant,rich .The old school approach to death metal here is almost ancestral in its atavism. Chances are the song structures themselves won’t captivate, but the unholy bedlam spewed out of “Satanic Slavery” will more than do the trick. When it comes to records like this one, the ability to maintain that old-school feel is key, and they for sure stick to old tradition. If you are looking for  something different, epic this pure unadulterated,elegantly and savagely decomposed black/death metal album is perfect. Their new opus is incredibly refreshing, riff-dense monster of an album embedded with crust, rust and cadaverous unmentionables. Outstanding another one release of this year so far .This is strongly recommend to add it in your collection .

My Rating – 5/5 Review done by – Souvik Basu . Published on 26.04.2017

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