Genre : Symphonic Black Metal
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Location : Canada
Release title : Advent Of The Human God
Release type : Full- Length CD
Release year : 2016
Label : Season Of Mist
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1. The Descent (1:18)
2. Advent of The Human God (5:27)
3. The Golden Gods (4:13)
4. Okkultis Trinity (2:27)
5. Unification of The Four Pillars (3:27)
6. Crown of Thorns (4:30)
7. The Fjord (4:39)
8. Gaia (2:43)
9. I (Bringer Of Light) (4:04)
10. Innocence And Wrath (Celtic Frost Cover) (1:08)
11. Alchemy Of The Avatar (5:14)
I was a bit disappointed when Necronomicon returned with 2010's "Return Of The Witch." They had left behind their original style of spiritual Death Metal, and moved on to Symphonic Black in order to get real exposure and thus a larger fan base. The band always, always kept their signature style, however, fueled by the writing power of band leader Rob "The Witch" (Guitars, Vocals). Return was an excellent album as was 2013's "Rise Of The Elder Gods." It was high time, quite deservedly so, that Necronomicon received increased label support and touring opportunities. Their fanbase was growing. And the admirable hard work of the band has by now brought us to 2016's "Advent Of The Human God".
The dark Classical intro instantly reminds of "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia" or "Deathcult Armageddon"-era Dimmu Borgir, and creates an atmosphere of inherent wrongness that is pretty creepy! It's this disconcerting atmosphere, anchored by these dark Classical segments, that pervades the entire album. Necronomicon launches into the title track, and all Hell breaks loose. Effortless blasts and perverse, thunderous guitar riffs attack the compositions themselves, like some kind of effort to destroy the force keeping its own abominable existence alive. Amidst the madness, the blackened string section weaves its unfortunate melodies into the bombastic onslaught of the band. The Witch's brain-ripped-apart vocals roar through the destructive proceedings like a desperate man enraged by his own oppression.
"Unification Of The Four Pillars" decimates with machine gun-fire riffery and harmonic depth to create a disturbing yet majestic atmosphere. "Crown Of Thorns" is a very heavy tune with a tragic feeling to the ghoulish proceedings. "The Fjord" has a sense of discomfort and authentic Black Metal riffs underlie the Blackened composition. "Gaia" is a grim instrumental leading into the explosive "(I) Bringer Of Light". "Innocence And Wrath" continues the album with a plodding, blustery slow Metal stomp that builds into rapid fire double kick. Warhorns blow obtusely as do the War drums, beating, pounding their point into your brain. "Alchemy Of The Avatar" is a torrential downpour of Black riffs and pounding beats. A torture of a Hellish War-Mongering Black Arts Maniac Metallic opus! Moving on and ahead from the previous releases mentioned above, Necronomicon are ready to break through Metal skepticism and prove themselves a Metal force that simply can not be denied. They have worked for this recognition, recognition that "Advent Of The Human God" merits, as it is a rare accomplishment!
- Vile Ent