Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Necromantia - IV: Malice

Band: Necromantia
Album: IV: Malice
Genre: Black Metal
Country of Origin: Greece
Year: 2000

Track Listing:
  1. The Blair Witch Cult
  2. Those Who Never Sleep
  3. Disciples Of Sophia (The Templars)
  4. Murder, Magic And Tears
  5. Invictus
  6. Malice
  7. Circle Of Burned Doves
IV: Malice is a unique monster of a Black Metal album. Black Metal through and through but sometimes incredibly Thrashy, with fast, choppy riffs topped off by hateful, raspy vocals. The songs are grandiose and almost Classical in nature and occassional synths and keys add a haunting touch. The most apparent oddity of the album is the incredibly audible bass. The bass moves around in the music with a beautiful timbre and plays not just a bass line, but actual riffs. At times, the bass takes the lead away from the guitar and forms complex and stunning melodies, and on "Murder, Magic and Tears" it plays the melody of Hall of the Mountain King. IV: Malice is a severly underrated and excellent release that any Black Metal fan will enjoy (especially bassists).


1 comment:

Patrick said...

Buddy, this band ONLY uses basses.