HistoryThis Paris, France-based band was formed in 2001. A demo called Foetal Sodomy was issued. Foetal Bondage Concept was one track; Beyond Sodomification was another. The 2002 full-length album was called Introducing Pure Violence and issued through the flash in the pan Destructive Records. The band subsequently had a demo called Behind The Line in 2005. Again three years passed before another album appeared. Three years passed again and the XXVI: The Deeper, the Better demo appeared. Cliché-wise it featured a Simon & Garfunkel cover version of The Sound Of Silence. Another demo was called Belleville and issued in 2015. Guitarist Hugo had replaced Christophe as of 2012.
NECROBLASPHEME - INTRODUCING PURE VIOLENCE - DESTRUCTIVE
France has the best metal scene in the world right now. This highly underrated country blasts out sheer brutal talent band after band without pause. Just in the last year this writer has had the fortune of introducing Inhumate, 7th Nemesis and Arkhon Infaustus to the readers. Each of those bands has been a revelation unto itself. Now, with the introduction of Necroblaspheme, the list is once again longer. Despite a somewhat cliche name and the fact that the Parisians were only formed two years ago, Destructive Records' very first release is a sure-fire hit for death metal mongers.
Necroblaspheme obviously succeeds because Yann, Christophe, Charly, Carol and Olivier are either super fast or super heavy and completely void of moments of frailty. The band's singer is reminiscent of Sylvain Houde of Kataklysm with his powerful and versatile roar, and the rest of the band is hardly far behind. The guitars are sharp - think razor blades - and the drummer completely in disdain of the pots and pan-ish sound his colleagues prefer nowadays. His snare and bass drum sounds are warm and heavy. He constantly varies his rhythm to keep things interesting. Additionally, Necroblaspheme is on a constant mission to change both its tempo and rhythm. Fast and heavy rhythms abound, as do rhythm changes which keep the listener on his toes. A good example of this is the song Ad Nauseam. Then again songs like Foetal Bondage Concept and Isolating Torture And Torment are occasionally reminiscent of early Disgrace and Demigod. Overall though, this band is about bashing heads, impaling torsos and inflicting mass violence. That is the logical end to a band bent on a mission of pure death metal! - Ali "The Metallian"
NECROBLASPHEME - DESTINATION: NULLE PART - AGONIA RECORDS
If nothing, these guys can vie for the 'strangest album cover of the year' award. Abstract is one way of describing the cover art. The two-minute intro doesn’t give away too much as it is rather boring and uneventful. The first song, After All, provides a clearer image of Necroblaspheme. This French quintet play solid, sometimes mid-paced death metal. The production is near what it should be to fully showcase the power, the heaviness and the speed of the band. Moments of grinding enhance Destination: Nulle Part and give the band an edge so as to take them away from falling into 'yet another death metal band' trap. 2h40 AM, which as some other songs here bears a strange title, is one prime example of the solidity but also the speed on offer. Other unusual song titles include one that is sure to confuse spell and grammar checkers in ????>I and Sorry For Us. There is sufficient brutality and speed here to satisfy most appetites. Listen for some sense of humour at Wounded’s ending. - Anna Tergel