Necrodeath - _Into the Macabre_
by: Pedro Azevedo (
The retro-thrash that Necrodeath play throughout _Into the Macabre_ may sound rather dated, but they certainly can play it well enough to keep things enjoyable. On one hand, decent production and playing skills together with reasonable songwriting and consistency; on the other hand, the feeling that you could pick up one of many classic thrash albums and find that time hasn't brought any new elements to what Necrodeath do. Listenable? Sure, displaying enough skill to make a solid thrash album, but unable to add anything new to the mix -- one would think that all these years since the most productive times of the thrash genre would have brought some musical or technological innovations of some kind, but that's not the case here. Although far from the quality of something like Aura Noir's _Deep Tracts of Hell_, _Into the Macabre_ is still a very competent album, better than what such a remarkably poor band name might suggest, and therefore this may still please some dedicated fans of the genre who aren't worried about originality or innovation at all.
(article published 10/12/1999)
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