Necrophobic - Mark Of The Necrogram



8.4 | 293 votes |
Release date: 23 February 2018
Style: Death metal, Melodic black metal

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137 have it
26 want it


01. Mark Of The Necrogram
02. Odium Caecum
03. Tsar Bomba
04. Lamashtu
05. Sacrosanct
06. Pesta
07. Requiem For A Dying Sun
08. Crown Of Horns
09. From The Great Above To The Great Below
10. Undergången

The Best Melodic Black Metal Album Of 2018
Top 20 albums of 2018: 7

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
8.9
More than twenty-five years into the game and after a tumultuous 2013 that resulted in parting ways with longtime vocalist, Tobias Sidegård, Necrophobic are back with one of the best releases in their career. The Necrogram is alive and immutable.

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published 27.03.2018 | Comments (8)

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23.02.2018 - 09:00
Rating: 10
SØMØN
Awesome album! Still got the death metal \m/
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23.02.2018 - 14:25
Rating: 10
TeachNThrash
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this album.
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23.02.2018 - 14:33
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Great album. Very reminiscent of Dissection at times.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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23.02.2018 - 19:07
Maco
Carnivore
First song is amazing as fuck.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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24.02.2018 - 21:30
Rating: 9
trzyszostki
Amazing as fuck indeed ..best of 2018 so far and yeah Dissection ..i hear that as well ..fuckin rules!
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24.02.2018 - 21:46
Rating: 8
musclassia
Holy shit, that's a high score for this band! I do like Hrimthursum quite a bit, but not been too fussed about them otherwise, will have to give this a look
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24.02.2018 - 22:09
Rating: 9
trzyszostki
Written by musclassia on 24.02.2018 at 21:46

Holy shit, that's a high score for this band! I do like Hrimthursum quite a bit, but not been too fussed about them otherwise, will have to give this a look

do have a good look ..well worth it
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26.02.2018 - 20:35
VIG
Viggg
This is actually great.
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27.02.2018 - 22:09
Rating: 8
Archie 666
Fucking hell, this is really good
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28.02.2018 - 05:22
jmika
Account deleted
Me reading
track 6: Pasta
WTF!?
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28.02.2018 - 05:25
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 28.02.2018 at 05:22

Me reading
track 6: Pasta
WTF!?



you'd better get glasses
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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28.02.2018 - 09:15
Rating: 7
7charly7
I dont like it
sorry
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28.02.2018 - 14:49
metaladdicted
Account deleted
Overrated, more than half of the album is filler, only a couple of songs are good, but just good, not very good. Whole album lacks originality.
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02.03.2018 - 01:28
Nicko's Nose
Written by 7charly7 on 28.02.2018 at 09:15

I dont like it
sorry

7/10 normally means you like it.
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02.03.2018 - 09:40
Rating: 7
7charly7
It is average +
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06.03.2018 - 05:00
Rating: 9
DeathMetal
Quality death metal right here. Thoroughly enjoyed this.
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06.03.2018 - 23:33
Rating: 8
Malignar
Very good. Not original but the energy, production and execution are very good. Better than their last couple of albums. Also the return of the original vocalist seems to be an upgrade from the previous guy.
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07.03.2018 - 19:18
jmika
Account deleted
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.02.2018 at 05:25

Written by Guest on 28.02.2018 at 05:22

Me reading
track 6: Pasta
WTF!?



you'd better get glasses


I did!

Ah! It's "Necro-Pesta", not "Micro-Pasta".
Darn it.
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09.03.2018 - 21:16
Rating: 8
Dum-Grishnahk
Riffs were nice. Some songs are really good but I didn't like solos so much.
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04.04.2018 - 11:50
Rating: 8
DevilishSong
Good package but after all, almost all good tracks in this album smell so much like the stolen great successful formula of Amon Amarth ...
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07.04.2018 - 13:34
Rating: 9
metalbrat
Tried my best but nothing to reduce from 9/10. This is a beauty of an album.
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28.05.2018 - 12:35
Rating: 3
progpiggy
Solid 5 days of trying to find anything more than sub-par here. I give up.
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24.01.2019 - 10:41
Rating: 7
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
It's nice and consistent, but it lacks top notch songs.
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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22.03.2019 - 03:31
Rating: 10
Himedal
Absolutely beautiful. pure art here, gentlemen.
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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13.07.2019 - 06:20
Rating: 10
Himedal
Why is it labeled death metal? it is obviously melodic black.
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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23.08.2019 - 09:25
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Necrophobic has always seemed to be one of those extreme metal bands that just worked, almost as if they could do no wrong. From a foundational stance, the structure of their albums hit fans and newcomers in a way that was welcoming despite being so abrasive.

I'm not sure how they were actually received in their prime -- if they ever had such a thing considering their consistency and longevity -- but I can say this album is a streamlined yet colossal undertaking that never waivers from its outset, and the over-arching or underlying (depending on whether you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person) sense of oppressive melody adds so much weight to what would normally be a fairly routine black metal album.

The only real drawback here is the year of release, and I suppose for those who seek out "best tracks", this album doesn't necessarily have one. Quite simply, this album wouldn't be discussed so casually if not for it dropping in 2018. Rather, it would be regarded as one of the all-time greats, up there with early Dissection and the like. Not that ratings or revisionism matter in the grand scheme of things, I'm just trying to place this on a scale understandable to people who might be looking for that same type of quality and style in the vast sea of what the metal genre has become.

Now, it's rare for bands to age like fine wine, especially with regards to the metal genre, where stagnancy or inconsistency seem more commonplace than maturity, but this album somehow manages to blend perfectly the archaic extremity of the early days of Swedish death metal with the current rendition of melodic black metal -- bombastic and sweeping in all its glory. Despite no standout single tracks, this is a 10-piece nugget meal you'll need time to recover from devouring. A true modern classic of the genre. Fans of old school Swedish death metal will be treated to a very niche aural orgasm, but anyone even remotely interested in black and/or death metal should give this a go, if only to experience a truly enjoyable ~50 minute foray into everything Necrophobic is about.
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I have no memory of this place.
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