There are times like this when you first listen to a band that is no new to the metal scene and you wonder why you haven’t heard of them all this time. Especially these Canadians who were founded 28 years ago and just released their 5th studio album.
Necronomicon play symphonic death metal with a lot of black metal influences. These influences show up in their riffs which reminds us of several Norwegian bands. Relentless drumming, morbid vocals and good songwriting are the elements of this very good extreme metal album. Some songs that stuck to my mind are “Unification Of The Four Pillars”, “I (Bringer Of Light)” and “Crown Of Thorns”. The latest is also the first video of this album. Surprisingly, they made a cover of Celtic Frost’s “Innocence And Wrath”, the opening track of “To Mega Therion” and that’s because it’s a one minute long instrumental. Finally, the production has the signature of Jean-Francois Dagenais, guitarist of Kataklysm and Ex-Deo and producer of about 50 other bands.
“Advent Of The Human God” is in general a good album that will satisfy the fans of symphonic extreme sound, made by a band that is on the scene for a very long time.
For the fans of: Dimmu Borgir, Old Man’s Child, Behemoth