Roundtable Album Review: TrenchRot – Necronomic Warfare

TrenchRotLabel: Unspeakable Axe Records

Release Date: 18 February 2014

Songs: 11

Length: 49 minutes

Genre: Death metal

Studio Albums: This is their debut album

Location: USA 

WarpRider – I love the aggressive rhythms. The vocals are more on the “sick” side and remind me a bit of former Vio-lence vocalist Sean Killian, but with more growling. Overall, Necronomic Warfare is a nicely aggressive album with melodic guitar solos intertwined in between all the sickness. 3.0

Atleastimhousebroken – Sepultura called, they want their Beneath the Remains back. In all seriousness though, Necronomic Warfare is a very solid death/thrash album that only really suffers from the amount of times I thought I was listening to an early Sepultura release (complete with hollow sounding production). If you’re pining for an old school death/thrash album give this a go. All others, you may find something a bit more interesting floating around the death/thrash realm. 2.5

Irmelinis – Grooving, crushing, riffing, charging, bloody, devastating! TrenchRot is like a big, powerful war machine on a battlefield! You know what I mean, I’m sure you’ve heard it before… Just like TrenchRot’s goal: Crush the posers! An honorable quest indeed. Although this release is not for me, it’s good enough to deserve attention by fans of death metal and for those who wish to partake in some good ol’ poser-asskicking. 3.0

ChristopherMammal – What many people don’t get about death metal is that it doesn’t typically celebrate death, it is much more likely to be cynically scornful of those who needlessly cause death. Another misunderstood element of death metal is that it’s one of the most complex, difficult styles in any and all forms of music. TrenchRot pull no punches in their cynical set of messages, and they hold back none of their tremendous skills in setting the message to compelling music. Great stuff, guys. 3.8

A Metal State of Mind Score 3.1

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About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

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