Necrophagist
Onset of Putrefaction


5.0
classic

Review

by manuscriptreplica USER (18 Reviews)
January 20th, 2005 | 187 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


Muhammed Suicmez is the brainchild behind this album. He played all guitars by himself, and did the vocals too, as well as programming the drums and bass, no mean feat considering the technicality of the album. Typical death metal growls found here, I really like his style, he articulates his vocals really well. His guitar playing is phenomenal, perhaps the best showcase of this is in �Mutilate the Stillborn�. The bass and drums are spot on, but it does help when they are programmed :). The mix is perfect, you can hear every instrument, even the bass is audible throughout. There�s even a couple of bass solos to fit.
Muhammed has an interesting history, though I don�t know much about it. He was a Turkish child, to deeply religious parents (I think) who wouldn�t let him play guitar as a kid. Little did they know, he would go on to make one of the best death metal albums. Ever!

Foul Body Autopsy

The CD opens with the shortest and fastest song on the album. This song is very good, very technical. In the verses, Muhammed is doing solid sweep picks, and his solo is excellent. A great opener.

To Breathe In A Casket

Straight on from �Foul Body Autopsy� with no break, �To Breathe in a Casket� is just as brutal and unrelenting as its predecessor. There is a cool verse riff, in which there are lots of guitar squeals (or something) that make the song sound incredibly frantic. I don�t have any clue how Muhammed programmed the drums in for this, they are freaking insane. Surprisingly, no solo.

Mutilate the Stillborn

The only other short song on the album. This keeps the high tempo up from the start, and about 20 seconds in, he does this incredible solo run on his guitar, which is plain awesome. This song is quite thrashy, with lots of technicality. A bit directionless is the only problem I have with this song. An excellent vocal delivery, probably the best on the album. He growls �Mutilate the stillborn� impeccably. I love the whole ending to this, it gets progressively faster. Good stuff.

Intestinal Incubation

Heh... What a title. Another great song. It�s quite slow in the intro, but dam n groovy. There�s a vocal effect at the start, so he kind of stutters the first syllable three or four times. It sounds cool as. The quality of the drums add a hell of a lot to this track. I don�t really like the second time they play the intro, it�s pretty slow and boring, and yeah. The solo owns, he uses two different guitar tones, so it sounds like there�s two people soloing. It sounds great.

Culinary Hyperversity

Cool as drum intro here, folks. I love the way that he does a run on his guitar and it continues on into the next phrase. Great songwriting. This whole intro is some of the best stuff on the whole album. It�s so technical, and everyone�s doing different things, yet it sticks together. There�s a really good bit at about 2:25, when he arpeggiates a chord (Minor9th I think) it sounds so awesome. There�s a great solo in between the Minor9th things. Great song.

Advanced Corpse Tumor

The next three songs are the highlight of the already incredible album. This song has some crazy, crazy guitar in it. The bass is a highlight too. The guitar solo mixes pace with emotion, it�s one of the best solos in metal. There�s about 10 different riffs in this song, hell, in the solo, the band changes tempo five times! An excellent song, and the ending vocals are great� �Corpse Tumour!�

Extreme Unction

Starts with a cool little bass solo thing. This track is the best of the album, in my opinion. It is flawless. In the other songs, there are little things that don�t make them as great as they could, like getting a little directionless, but this track is plain awesome. In it�s 4:45 it doesn�t get boring once. The main riff is great. It switches between 7/8 and 4/4, much like Led Zeppelin�s The Ocean did. Then there�s another riff, with guitar squeals, that is great. All up, in the intro alone, there is about 5 riffs. The vocals are great, so is the music. You must listen to this track.

Fermented Offal Discharge

Another awesome track. I like Extreme Unction better, but the two tracks are just as good as one another. This one is faster, but leaves most of its melody behind, whilst EU focuses on melody a lot. In the intro, there�s a bass tapping solo!!! How metal is that. The verses are hectic. One thing you will notice is the large amount of vocals. He does quite well on them, so that�s probably a good thing. But, this song is cool, because of the bass solo. The guitar solo is good as well.

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http://alchemyst.morbidminds.net/music/mp3s.xX?band=Necrophagist

You can stream three songs off there, Extreme Unction, Foul Body Autopsy and Advanced Corpse Tumor. Though I haven�t tried it.

You can also download Foul Body Autopsy and Fermented Offal Discharge from the official site, www.necrophagist.de

Recommended tracks:

Foul Body Autopsy
Extreme Unction
Fermented Offal Discharge



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Dancin' Man
January 20th 2005


719 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The rerelease has new art and two tracks from their demo. I love this album. It has been on heavy rotation in my CD player.

Shadows
Moderator
January 20th 2005


2530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

One of my favorite brutal death bands. The technicality of the music sure helps a hell of a lot. Nice work.

Dancin' Man
January 21st 2005


719 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Check out Spawn of Possesion too. Another great tech death band. Not as good, but good. I'm sharing Cabient on Slsk.

Kingofdudes
January 21st 2005


294 Comments


I need to buy a Necrophagist CD


Would you recommend this or Epitaph?

-Gilmour

LordDargon
January 21st 2005


165 Comments


Epitaph, thought this is the general favorite. Epitaph is also less brutal, which may appeal to you.

Toaster
October 30th 2005


343 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I used to dislike this album, but since then I've grown to actually love it. The guitar playing alone is amazing, but the non-linear songwriting is great. The one problem I have with it is that it sounds really fake, like the guitarist loops his guitar riffs. Great album.This Message Edited On 11.25.05

Jawaharal
November 27th 2005


1832 Comments


the guitarist/instrument dude must be awesome

Shadows
Moderator
November 27th 2005


2530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is damn good death metal. Let no one fool you.

Shattered_Future
November 27th 2005


1540 Comments


What he said. The technicality of this release is mindblowing.

Poofy 666
December 17th 2005


27 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

My only complaint is that the songs are slightly repetitive, but the guitar/drums cannot be humanly possible

Stoic
December 24th 2005


161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I worship this album and the live videos make me cry :eek:

I didnt know the bass was programmed. Both drums and bass are real in the re-release, right? Also, Muhammed has a quite interesting story, does anyone know any more details?

Shadows
Moderator
December 24th 2005


2530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Bass and drums were programmed on both versions, but on the re-release they used a different program (or something like that) to do them, creating a better sound.

I don't know anything about Muhammed. What's his story?

Dancin' Man
December 24th 2005


719 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Some of the bass was played on the rerelease by I forget who. The fact that the bassist can play it live though is what impresses me.

Neurotoxin
December 24th 2005


90 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The bass is NOT programmed on this album, only the drums. Muhammed played most of the bass tracks with the help of Jochen Bittmann.

As for his story... I believe the majority of the songs on this album were written by Muhammed when he was seventeen/eighteen. He had gained a band and they signed a contract with a label (I forget which). However, soon the rest of the band left and Muhammed still had the contract, so he had to record an album.



Dancin' Man
December 25th 2005


719 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

then they came back.

Killtacular
February 20th 2006


1314 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is somewhere around the top of my death metal albums list.

Very nice.

Mazeppa
February 20th 2006


15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great album, some of my favourite metal.

I'm Charming
February 21st 2006


332 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I love this album. The guitar riffage and solos are mind blowing.

Arucard
February 21st 2006


575 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like the way that the solo in Fermented Offal Discharge is SO technical yet SO full of feeling.

When i saw the vid of him playing it live, i nearly died.

Neoteric
February 21st 2006


3243 Comments


I'll get some of this since I'm in a death metal phase right now.



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