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"Blacken the sky Can't stand to see the sun The truth of light Reveals the hatred that has won" – I Saw The End by Pallbearer

Curse/Styggelse/WAN: Necroholic

February 19, 2016
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Necroholic Cover

When saying the name Necroholic it just immediately sounds grimy and dirty, and that is exactly what this split is. This split is carved up in three parts and the bands that own a piece are Curse hailing from Iceland, Styggelse from Sweden and WAN also from Sweden. These three bands do their best to knock you flat on your ass, punch you in the gut and kick you in the teeth. Necroholic is covered in pure and filthy black metal that leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth.

Each of the three bands play incredibly similar styles of black metal, and that style would be categorized under disgustingly putrid black metal. Every song is covered in a fine layer of filth and submerged in boiling grime and molten black metal. Curse, Styggelse and WAN play in the vein of traditional black metal, and all throughout this split that unfiltered, raw black metal sound is not tampered with.

After one listen of Necroholic you feel as though you were a cadaver buried under one ton of night crawler infested soil. Necroholic makes you feel filthy, and makes you feel as though it is high time you kick yourself into gear and have yourself a midnight sacrifice. Each song is a whirlwind of black metal madness and this split takes off right from the get go dragging you behind it never looking back once.

There isn’t anything that is fancy or polished about this split as each band keeps it raw and real all the way to the end. Each band supplies ripping songs that tear your head from your vertebrae. The twelve songs here whip you around as though you are in a tornado and toss you out without having so much as one care for your well being.

With the three bands as well as their songs you get riffs that are dissonant and sound as though they were just dug up from the grave. You get pummeling drums that pile drive you head first into the cement, bass lines that buzz with an ear bleeding intensity and vocals that are blood curdling and purely shrieking all the way through this release.

Each band puts their best corroded foot forward in this split and each band leaves you feeling like you need to bathe afterward. Once you begin listening you stay for the whole show, and no songs end up being skipped. Necroholic is a writhing mass of blasphemous deeds, sacrificial slaughters and enough venomous black metal to kill mere mortals.

There is no going wrong with this split as it supplies you with everything that you want in a black metal release. It is filthy, evil to the core, pure and raw, what more could you ask for?

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