Necropsy is a Finnish death metal band that play old school death metal. They’ve been around the block a few times, however this is their second full length. Formed in 1987 the band ended up splitting in 1994 to be reformed in 2009. Their first full length was put out in 2011 titled Bloodwork. This is their second full length put out through Xtreem Music titled Buried in the Woods.
Necropsy really does stick to the old school style of death metal. From the name of the songs, to the way that they pummel you into the ground and feel no remorse what so ever. Of course being formed in 1987, they started when death metal was becoming a more prominent genre under the heavy metal umbrella. But even after having split, they sound like they never left the scene, picking up where old school death metal left off. Fueled by riffs, pile driving drums, and vocals a zombie would proud of, Necropsy makes sure you completely understand what they are about.
Buried in the Woods feels like it was made in the 90’s. While listening it feels like you’re walking around while it’s dark at night, there’s someone behind you. You are uncertain of who of course, so you turn around to look, but whoever it is disappears. You keep walking and the footsteps grow louder and all of the sudden they are upon you. They slit your throat and promptly bury you in the woods just as the album title suggest.
Essentially the album makes you feel brutalized and eviscerated upon all recognition. As I said above, the album is powered by the heavy riffs and the pounding drums. They come at you anvils that are being thrown at your face but you don’t have time enough to move out of the way. The bass is also a factor into killing you and so are the vocals. The riffs shred your skin as they throw in exciting solos, the bass cracks bones, the drums crack your skull open as if a jack hammer was taken to you, and the vocals just top everything off making for a deadly trip into Camp Crystal Lake.
The eight tracks on this album really know how to take the listener back in time. They pummel, slash, and hack their way through Buried in the Woods, making a hole in your chest the size of a bowling ball because of the beating you receive. Cutting like a serrated knife through tender flesh, Necropsy make their way through to your heart whether you like it or not. So don’t fight it, they’ll eventually win and take your heart as a trophy, or your head.