NECROCOCK
Practices Of Undertakers
(Misanthropia Discos)
28:40min

Although NECROCOCK are active since 1991 and although NECROCOCK is the brainchild of Tomáš Kohout, who also was active under this pseudonym in MASTER’S HAMMER, and although NECROCOCK have released eight albums so far, the whole band and their work was unknown to me. My first thought on “Practices Of Undertakers” was, well, sounds pretty much like early 1990s Black Metal. But, surprise, it is actually Black Metal from the early days of the second wave. In fact the seven songs plus intro and outro were released as the first demo by NECROCOCK back in 1992. Very gloomy, very dark, very reduced with aggressive outburst. More than once the name BELIAL came to my mind, who played such a similar style, at least on their full-length “Never Again” from 1993 and the prior released “Wisdom Of Darkness” EP. Another influence, as always when it comes to more slow, almost Doom like Black Metal with interspersed synthesizer from the early 1990s, is SAMAEL and their early works. By the way, once again the fantastic work of Patrick W. Engel is shown here, who managed to create a better sound from an old demo tape recorded in 1991 while maintaining the dark and dismal mood of the original. The band has probably gone through a few changes in their 30+ years of existence, but this demo has nothing to do with the more fun experimental Rock of their last releases. This is darker and more serious Black Metal that will appeal to all those who lived through that era. And of course for all those who like their Black Metal reduced to the bare minimum. For more information please visit http://necrocock.bandcamp.com, http://misanthrophia-discos.blogspot.com

Mirco Szymyslik

Mirco Szymyslik

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