Necrophagist - Epitaph


8.6 | 409 votes |
Release date: 3 August 2004
Style: Technical death metal

Owners:

525 have it
41 want it


01. Stabwound
02. The Stillborn One
03. Ignominious & Pale
04. Diminished To B
05. Epitaph
06. Only Ash Remains
07. Seven
08. Symbiotic In Theory

Line-up
Christian Münzner - guitars
Muhammed Suiçmez - guitar, vocals
Hannes Grossmann - drums
Stefan Fimmers - bass

Guest review by
foschino
Rating:
10
"You think a band can't be Brutal and Technical at the same time? You are wrong dude, Necrophagist is one of those bands that merge brutality with complexity." This is what Herzebeth wrote in his review about Necrophagist first album, "Onset of Putrefaction", released in 1999. I decided to quote it because it perfectly describes the music of this band. The only thing that I would change in Herzebeth's sentence is the following: with the new album "Epitaph", Necrophagist shows itself to be not only "one of those bands", but definitely the best technical death metal band nowadays.

Read more ››
published 16.10.2005 | Comments (16)

Found in 23 lists
Top lists



Comments

Comments: 23   Visited by: 746 users
26.01.2010 - 19:12
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
The reviews for this album aere so mixed! its like people give it a 9/10 or 2..jesus!
i just listened to it for the first time and i liked it....im also not into death metal that much, but would like to be.....epitaph seems like a good starting place to me.
super technical...like slightly more hardcore wintersun maybe
Loading...
27.01.2010 - 16:52
theflyingmachine
I just purchased this album a month or so ago and really enjoyed it. Onset of Putrifaction might be more brutal, but that album didn't catch me the way this one did. They really seemed to perfect their sound on Epitaph, and I hardly think there is any wankery on the album, which comes from someone that isn't a real fan of technical metal.
Loading...
30.05.2010 - 00:19
Rating: 8
Matis
Great Muhammd !
----
" Je me crois en enfer, donc j'y suis. " [Arthur Rimbaud]
(I believe I am in Hell, therefore I am.)
Loading...
15.06.2010 - 16:15
Rating: 10
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
The kings of Death Metal.
Loading...
30.12.2010 - 17:54
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Best part about this album is stefan fimmers 7-string bass sweeps in "only ash remains"
----
forever bummed out
Loading...
31.12.2010 - 19:27
Rating: 9
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by Boxcar Willy on 30.12.2010 at 17:54

Best part about this album is stefan fimmers 7-string bass sweeps in "only ash remains"


Fuck yeah its great !!!!
----
- I love my technical, melodic, my thrash, agressive and fast paced, my sludge, well thought, my heavy, heavier and my metal, ever-growing -
Loading...
22.03.2011 - 22:14
Rating: 8
Heka69
Tech-death doesn't get any better.
Loading...
24.05.2011 - 20:08
Rating: 9
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by Heka69 on 22.03.2011 at 22:14

Tech-death doesn't get any better.


Hell yeah it gets even better, see Anata... or Spawn of Possession or Decrepit Birth
----
- I love my technical, melodic, my thrash, agressive and fast paced, my sludge, well thought, my heavy, heavier and my metal, ever-growing -
Loading...
25.05.2011 - 15:44
Rating: 8
Heka69
Written by Guib on 24.05.2011 at 20:08

Hell yeah it gets even better, see Anata... or Spawn of Possession or Decrepit Birth


They don't have that depth in their songs... it's tech-death, yeah, and fast as hell and difficult to play, but songwriting of Suicmez (or however it's written ) is so far ahead... IMO.
Loading...
25.05.2011 - 18:10
Rating: 9
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by Heka69 on 25.05.2011 at 15:44

Written by Guib on 24.05.2011 at 20:08

Hell yeah it gets even better, see Anata... or Spawn of Possession or Decrepit Birth


They don't have that depth in their songs... it's tech-death, yeah, and fast as hell and difficult to play, but songwriting of Suicmez (or however it's written ) is so far ahead... IMO.


Well actually its more like a whole bunch of random notes but anyways
----
- I love my technical, melodic, my thrash, agressive and fast paced, my sludge, well thought, my heavy, heavier and my metal, ever-growing -
Loading...
25.05.2011 - 19:58
Rating: 8
Heka69
Written by Guib on 25.05.2011 at 18:10
Well actually its more like a whole bunch of random notes but anyways


Yes, LIKE A BUNCH OF RANDOM NOTES, but when look at it more closely it suddenly makes sense. I find it cool.
Loading...
04.03.2012 - 21:55
Rating: 9
Korah
After Onset Of Putrefaction, Necrophagist is still here! Muhammed Suiçmez and Christian Muenzner have done some wonderful things together
----
Don't cry for my English
Loading...
01.06.2012 - 03:05
Rating: 9
Neiluria
Incredible technical, well done!
Loading...
06.01.2013 - 17:46
Illog1cal
Account deleted
There is a sharp focus on more interesting song structures and riffs, whilst also keeping the excessive but brilliant soloing that was on the debut and pushing the technical factor even further. The production is so much better, everything is perfectly balanced, and with the addition of an actual drummer and an even more talented bassist it adds an extra element. 'Seven' is an amazing song.
Loading...
17.02.2014 - 05:07
Rating: 9
rahul77
Dis is d first technical dm album iv heard....nd im nt dissapointed rathr flattered by d creativity of this band:thumbup: ...hope they return soon...
Loading...
06.03.2014 - 01:10
Rating: 9
moonflash
Technical death that actually incorporates some melody. Very listenable. The guitar playing is nothing short of absolute perfection. Overall quite a solid effort and waay better than anything Nile has ever done in my opinion.
----
[http://atthematinee.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/voyagedans.jpg]
Loading...
17.08.2014 - 21:17
Rating: 8
Dr. Strawberry
This guy is great.
- I really don't classify their genre as technical ( btw I don't know what does "Technical" mean...other genres don't involve techniques ? very funny ).
- It's Brutal Death + Progressive, he throws you very impressive solo progressive riffs to kill you in every track, at the same time he handles brutal part very well, it's great he tones down the brutal vocals a bit in order to match with progressive riffs...
- Still their first album is the best.
- I would say this is improved version of Death (band), althoght there is no Progressive in Death. The concept is very close to Death later albums.
Loading...
18.08.2014 - 00:10
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Doesn't share any characteristics of brutal death, though. Or barely any anyway. This is a practically archetypal tech death album. Technical does not mean the same as technique.
Loading...
18.08.2014 - 01:22
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Thankfully God Buster doesn't get to set genre tags around here. Compare Necrophagist to Vulvectomy and tell me you still think Necrophagist is a brutal death metal band.
----
Prettier than BloodTears.
Loading...
18.08.2014 - 01:48
Rating: 8
Diverge
Lol at improved version of Death.
Loading...
18.08.2014 - 02:09
Rating: 7
Ilham
Giant robot
I actually use this album as a "control sample" for tech death.
Loading...
18.08.2014 - 05:30
Rating: 8
Diverge
Written by Ilham on 18.08.2014 at 02:09

I actually use this album as a "control sample" for tech death.

Haha funny way of putting it. I do the same, come to think of it.
Loading...
04.11.2014 - 21:33
Rating: 8
Frank Comstock
Great album, but something is not quite there at times. The solos are godly though, particularly with Muhammad. This isn't Christian's best work, though.
----
"You travel within the glory of my memories, insect. I can feel your fear as you tread the endless expanse of my mind. Make yourself comfortable... before long I will decorate my home with your carcass."
Loading...

Hits total: 11482 | This month: 57