Monday, August 3, 2009
Antropomorphia - Necromantic Love Songs (1993)
Genre: Death Metal
1. Crack The Casket
2. The Carnal Pit
3. Birth Through Dead
4. Chunks Of Meat
5. Rotted Flesh
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Metal Archives Rating: 82% (1 review)
Ah... necrophilia... gotta love it, and this band is chock full of lyrics about it! Slightly amusing tidbit aside, this is actually a very well-done EP from Antropomorphia. This is quite the unique release because, and I never thought I'd say this, but the bass is the highlight! Usually, bass is barely audible in most Death Metal, but Antropomorphia obviously know that they have a very talented bassist, so they put him to work. To accentuate this, the bass is much higher in the mix and often very technical, not the plodding bassline we normally think of. It might even rival the bass on Autopsy's Severed Survival! Very impressive.
The production is also much much better and much clearer. The riffs are morbid and dooming and the drumming is superb. It seems like this band pulled out all the stops in the production of this EP in terms of musical talent and ability. A very enjoyable listen. Deathevocation even covered "Chunks of Meat"!
And don't forget to listen (and not skip) the outro! An entire haunting minute of bass soloing! Recommended.