Review by Adam M on January 2, 2015.
Necrophagia performs a form of horror death metal that is high on the fun factor and low on technical prowess. There are often crushing riffs to be found amidst what is usually a mid-paced groove. The ghoulish atmosphere and sense of enjoyment of the band heighten this foundation up to a higher level.
The music follows a similar style to Autopsy or Obituary and like those bands it’s a pretty standard dimension of sounds that the band sticks to. The horror themes that the band incorporates into their music cannot change the fact that a lot of it sounds the same and doesn’t wander off into incredibly interesting directions. These are faults that are often overcome by catchy song-writing, however. Also, the riffs are also scathingly heavy at times add to the punishing array of assets the band has. The basic ingredient that makes this band relatively successful is the fun it seems to have. The tracks are given an assortment of energy from the amount of enjoyment that this band puts into the music. This element of fun easily bypasses any lack of complexity to be found on the album. One walks away with an aura of being excited by the music after even a quick listen and this is what makes this album successful.
Necrophagia also increases the enjoyability with a crisp production job that makes the guitar riffs and drums have a hammer-like effect on the listener. The overall amalgam of sounds is closed out by the title track which is an epic finale to a horror show of evil vibes and a similar devilishly good time. Chock WhiteWorm Cathedral up as a winner for the death metal genre that has tight and addictive songs throughout.
Rating: 8 out of 10