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Review: Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins
The 7 Deadly Sins

Label: Scarlet Records
Year released: 2014
Duration: 40:42
Tracks: 9
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: July 5, 2014
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4.53/5 (90.59%) (17 Votes)

Legendary Italian Thrash Metal combo Necrodeath has been around for what seems like an eternity. They started out in 1984 under the name Ghostrider but changed it to Necrodeath one year later.

The 7 Deadly Sins is the band's 10th full-length studio album and, oh man, I have never enjoyed any other Necrodeath's album as much as I have been enjoying this one. I don't know what, if anything, they were taking while recording this album but it sure sounds like it was some extra steroids or something.

Whatever they were eating and/or drinking while composing the songs for this album, they have hit the bull's eye when it comes to a diverse and enjoyable Thrash record. Over the years, Necrodeath have slowly, but surely, been developing their own distinctive sound, which does not follow any other musical path but their own. Drummer Peso's cowbell has truly become one of the trademarks of Necrodeath's sound; it pops up quite often on this new opus, providing that Necrodeath twist. There's also Flegias' always incredible vocal performance, which adds lots of sheer viciousness to Necrodeath's unblushing Thrash Metal delivery (his voice is quite similar to Tom May of New Jersey's Mass Psychosis and even Rick Noonan of Milwaukee's Dr. Shrinker.) He's absolutely one of the nastiest and most wicked sounding Thrash Metal vocalists out there. If you don't agree, drop dead.

Another important part of Necrodeath's sound is Pier's striking and sharp guitar work, when, added to Gianluca's badass bass hammering, creates the violent atmosphere on this neck-breaking, punishing Thrash Metal release.

Sloth, lust, envy, pride, wrath, gluttony and greed are the seven deadly sins and I feel like I have sinned enough by spending a bit too much time with this fantastic Thrash Record. Necrodeath caused me to experience all of those themes, silently and secretly, in the darkest depths of my twisted mind when spinning this record. Nonetheless, The 7 Deadly Sins will, most likely, be the Thrash album of 2014 for me. This is just amazing, believe me!

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