Desecresy – “Percussive Necromancy” Music Video

Desecresy premiered a music video for the third track, “Percussive Necromancy,” off his upcoming excellent fifth album, The Mortal Horizon, which Xtreem Music is releasing on CD August 14th.

“Percussive Necromancy” flows like a chosen knight descending into a dark cavern or deep castle dungeon. He advances forward due to the feeling of overwhelming dread following close behind him, vanquishing all of the unseen lurkers on his dark path toward whatever unknown force compelled him to enter. An awesome unspeakable horror awaits when he finally breaches the inner sanctum, leading the knight to break his trance and fight his way back out. Yet whatever he saw there, ┬ásilently screaming beneath the depths of the earth, changed him as he gazed upward at the dawn sky awaiting his new master whose stars would beckon him once more when night fell.

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21 thoughts on “Desecresy – “Percussive Necromancy” Music Video”

  1. trystero says:

    This band keeps making me angrier because I keep withholding judgment on it (inevitably negative) and the resultant disaffection and disappointment makes me hate it more than something more obviously terrible. The problem with this music is the flatness of its affect. Parkinson’s Death Metal. You could describe it positively as “ritual” or “trance” but I don’t think that is accurate. Good metal which evokes such an aesthetic has a sense of tension underneath; it needs to, metal is “heavy” music. It’s a bit contradictory seeming but Demoncy (Joined in Darkness only) and Von are far more dynamic in terms of the emotive experience than Desecrecy.

    What this band has is some faculty with melody, a close study of classic metal and a formula. They apply it consistently and with impressive facility but it never comes together. It would be perfectly acceptable to sound the same and feel the same if you actually manage something good, but unfortunately it doesn’t happen. They tease you by almost sounding like something worthwhile, especially at the by-now cliche transition points into lead melodies, and I think this is what fools people here about this band. The worst part is they could be much better, with ambition the melodic faculty could be honed into a truly deadly and heavy weapon of expression but it won’t be. This works for them, no one will tell them differently.

    1. Gardens of Grief Gnome says:

      The Doom Skeptron was good (haven’t heard since release, so a Engram/Disma hype die off was possible) but what came after is a pseudo-death doom metal that’s almost like speed picked sad grunge rock songs with double kick drums and (in choreographed like a metalcore “breakdown” fashion) leads which all produce that “early Amorphis” effect. This new song has some of the Dark Descent “underground neutralization” sound – many death metal styles put into one with all personality stripped out.

      1. You’re sounding like Rainer here.

        1. Gardens of Grief Gnome says:

          The new Incantation music video for the song Messiah Nostrum sounds like a dumb Black Sabbath part going into Behemoth parts. Sounds ridiculous, but listen if you dare…

          1. I have it bookmarked to shit on later.

      2. Adult Male says:

        The Doom Skeptron is a great,heavy death metal record. They/he have been going downhill since.

    2. Blake Jugg says:

      Allahu Quackbar!

  2. I once died of AIDZ says:

    Someone has been reading Lovecraft. Cool song though.

    1. Fenrir says:

      Braindeads wrongfully think anything related to supernatural space terror has to be related to Lovecraft, mistaking the fame of an author for the uniqueness of quite a simple and natural fantastic or imaginative derivation.

      1. whatever says:

        shut the fuck up stupid

        and go see my Batailles-Ligotti inspired metal band

  3. Vigilance says:

    Brilliant band incorrectly referred to as “ritual.” As with Profanatica’s first proper album, Desecresy is meditative in that there are almost no real breaks in between riffs as both bands sit on a tone established in each track through skeletal riffs (caveman shit almost). Riffs as idols pmuch. By contrast, Beherit is a clear example of ritual in metal as there are stages to each track. Were Desecresy such a band, the melody “cliches” would be clearly delineated as moments. Instead they function as a sort of outpouring/space filling. Consider focused thought on an idol of an eastern God where you have the anthropomorphic being itself but around it are tapestries of flame, color, appendages, objects all unified into a flowing whole. That’s Desecresy. The death metal riff may be seen as that central figure. Again, brilliant band. Room for improvement but nonetheless brilliant.

    1. Nuclear Whore says:

      All Desecresy records are solid and show little differences from each other. I am very happy with the overall result.

      I don’t know about the “cliche” mentioned before, at least it does not sound like the Old Finnish DM worship like we could find in other bands, which I appreciate a lot anyway. Desecresy has something particular to tell.

      I reply to Mr. Vigilance because I agree more with his comments.

  4. Svmmoned says:

    Isn’t that by chance their Panzerfaust moment?

  5. Syphilis says:

    Cycling dissonant(ish) riffs that go nowhere is the bane of modern metal.

      1. whatever says:

        even better than the monkees

        1. Rainer Weikusat says:

          The Monkees were a synthetic band created for a US TV series. In contrast to this, Dave Davies invented (AFAIK) this style of ‘distorted, eletric guitar playing’ (from the other track), originally by mutilating his speakers. It’s just that the silly love song isn’t a particularly good Kinks track. Little Miss Queen of Darkness is much better, harmonically in the same region as

          [another German band everybody but me will probably hate]

          1. Necronomeconomist says:

            Therefore Dave Davies was the first Metal guitar celebrity. The Kinks made the 1st thrash metal LP.

            1. Rainer Weikusat says:

              I know what you’re trying to say, however, you blew it (“badly imitated form” doesn’t magically beget content). As far as I know, Davies invented ‘hardrock’ style guitar distortion (and this without any fancy electronics): That’s a musical innovation worth knowing about, especially since he’s otherwise a pretty terrible guitar player (try any more ‘modern’ rerecording of “All Of The Day And All Of The Night” for a striking demonstration if you feel you can stomach one).

              “Little Miss Queen Of Darkness” contains the first, recorded (non-Jazz) drum solo I know of but that’s of minor interest. The main point is that it isn’t senselessly happy “Boy-creature meets girl-creature and both lived in a castle-in-the-air until their deaths a thousand years later [let’s not focus on that]” stuff: The guitar is played in a way people used to use at that time when they weren’t into ‘easily digestible pop music’, with poor amplifiers and no electronic effects, literally by beating it. It’s doing minor key chord sequences (I hope this is correct use of terminology) in order to convey an athmosphere of darkness with an undercurrent of despair to illlustrate the lyrics about how modern life is really a lie floating above an abyss of hopelessness and dread people can’t escape because the social pretensions expected from them dictate that their souls are to be flat and stuck in instant gratification loops and that the wall they’re accelerating towards is to be ignored because it looks …. uncomfortableLittle miss queen of darkness might as well have died.

              And there, we get into very metal topics.

              That’s now a good reply to a silly attempt at ‘demonstrating superiority’ …

  6. Exfoliation says:

    This video has the animation style as Reading Rainbow

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