Another great release from years gone by, this Necrotomy hailed from Texas and I‘ve found them listed in the same issue of Wild Rags magazine (namely the issue #26) as previously reviewed great Swedish old schoolers Altar. Well, I have certainly known nothing of the underground back in 1992, and many kick-ass releases had eluded me, therefore I‘ve decided to give this one a try.
„Indecent Exposure“ is the name of this band‘s only EP (originally self-released in 1992, but then re-released by the aforementioned infamous Wild Rags Records in 1993), preceded by the demo „Meals in the Morgue“ (1991).
Now, let me tell you straight away. There is only one fault with this release. It‘s too short, hell, way too short! It certainly kills in 2018, but this stuff would be a fucking aural massacre back in the day, no doubt about it.
So, what exactly does Necrotomy present? Well, despite being just a trio, they gave many bands run for their money, and with two singers (John Tedens, who besides doing vokills also has also tamed the bass guitar, and Brian Ridley, another vokillist on drums) they offer plenty of death/grind melodies to enjoy on your Sunday family picnic. And with titles like „Severe Necrosis“, „Road Kill Café“ or „Disgust and Dismemberment”, you know you are in for a treat – and I do need to profess love for them guys. Unlike opting for grindcore speed the whole recording, these guys have opted for relentless brutality of an iceberg going through the wall of ice. But when they choose getting fast, they can certainly be fast.
7 tracks in little over 16 minutes will definitely leave you wanting more, so be ready to use a repeat button quite a few times. And with nice and unexpected changes in “Disgust and Dismemberment” (that groovy part near the end, what the heck! Sounds perfect!), sick vokills which had to be recorded from the local sewers and solid musicianship, even 26 years after its initial release, this recording would please every death/grind maniac.
A true piece of extreme music history and a timeless stuff to enjoy on a permanent basis.
And as – for obvious reasons – you can’t get it from Wild Rags anymore, Discogs is the way to add it to your collection.