Nekromanteion – Cosmic Horrors (2015)

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Cosmic Horrors is a Lovecraft-inspired affair standing somewhere between the primitive black metal of South America and grindcore-influenced death metal. Unlike most bands that could fall in this general description that encompasses a common cliche in underground metal, Nekromanteion stand out as a focused band making music balancing music aesthetics with a drive and intention that seems to lead the music, rather than the common mistake of letting the outer traits themselves dictate the music.

 

Displaying a progressive tendency in construction within healthy bounds alongside a reserved and rough technical expression, Cosmic Horrors present us with the ideal “atmospheric” death metal that war metal bands, for instance, are trying to deliver. The mistake of these or other atmosphere-oriented death metal bands like Phobocosm is that they are too steeply bent on trying to make the music have this effect. So much that they push the music to become the mood itself. Nekromanteion keeps a balance between evocation and satisfying musical aesthetics, which together have resulted in an outstanding EP.

 

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2 thoughts on “Nekromanteion – Cosmic Horrors (2015)”

  1. Colin Farrel says:

    Yo David, why no reviews for Varathron ? They released an album a few months ago and Crowsreign seems like something right up your alley.

    1. Varathron released an album in 2015? Didn’t they just release one at the end of 2014?
      Crowsreign? do you have a release name?

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