NECROSANCT ON BANDCAMP

 

NECROSANCT WERE FORMED IN EARLY I989 AS A FOUR PIECE. DRAWING ON INFLUENCES AS VARIED AS BATHORY, KREATOR, NAPALM DEATH AND REPULSION, THEY SOON HAD A UNIQUE GRINDCORE SOUND.

HAILING FROM THE UK, NECROSANCT SOON CREATED A LOT OF INTEREST. - THIS HERALDED THE RATHER ILL FATED LP "EQUAL IN DEATH".

DUE TO THE LACK OF PROPER DISTRIBUTION AND THE LOW RECORDING BUDGET IT RECEIVED NO PUBLICITY AND WAS NOT RELEASED PROPERLY: THIS WAS PROBABLY JUST AS WELL AS THE BANDS LINE UP AND SOUND CHANGED DRAMATICALLY JUST AFTER THE RELEASE.

 

NECROSANCT MEMBERS ....

 

ANT RYAN - BASS AND VOCALS.

Ant
FINLAY LIGHT - DRUMS
Fin
CHRIS COOPER - RHYTHM GUITAR
Chris
CAL SCOTT - LEAD GUITAR
Cal
 

 

 

 

MAY 1991 SAW NECROSANCT ON THE ROAD PLAYING WITH CANCER/UNLEASHED AND BENEDICTION. THE CROWDS REACTION FORCED NECROSANCT, IN JUNE '91, TO RECORD THE DEMO "EXITERNITY". THIS WAS FORWARDED TO ALL THE LEADING FANZINES AND PRESS. AFTER RECEIVING VERY FAVORABLE REVIEWS THE BAND GOT SIGNED AND RELEASED "INCARNATE". IN 92, AND "DESOLATE" IN 93'

Live at the Richmond

ONE OF THE DIRTIEST, MOST FUCK OFF BANDS IN ENGLAND ... LIVE at RICHMOND - BRIGHTON. APRIL 1992 NINETIES . TITLED "INCARNATE".

 

'Incarnate' gatefold LP - outer-sleeve artwork

'Incarnate' gatefold LP: outer-sleeve artwork (by Joe Chapman)

'Incarnate' gatefold LP: inner-sleeve artwork

inner-sleeve artwork (by Joe Chapman)

NECRO-PLAYER

 

'INCARNATE' WAS RECORDED AT THE MONTEZUMA STUDIOS IN STOCKHOLM, ENGINEERED BY REX. NECROSANCT FOLLOWED THE RELEASE WITH A SERIES OF LIVE PERFORMANCES ACROSS EUROPE.

METAL-ARCHIVES REVIEW 92%

This album is evil. How evil? It's more evil than the nazi-cartoon with Donald Duck. It's more evil than Grampa Simpson's worldly wisdoms. And, the fact that makes it more evil than anything else, it's more evil than the background music by Ren & Stimpy. Beat that! I don't know their lyrics, but heck I don't even need them to know that this is some of the most evil stuff that was ever created within the death metal genre, or any metal genre at all. I mostly search for albums that are lost in the past or just simply forgotten, because these album proof to be pure gold. I got this band recommended from a friend and after I saw the cover I knew that this must be some evil stuff and I would kick the living shit out of me when I miss this. And once again, a lost and forgotten album proofs to be one of the best in it's own genre.

Vocals: Evil stuff here. Imagine Becerra (Possessed) trying to growl like Tardy (Obituary) but ends up with sounding like legendary Van Drunen (Pestillence, Asphyx). Sounds wicked and awesome right? Ant Ryan is by far one of the most skilled growlers I heard so far, fuckin' Ryan sounds like Satan himself! Though I don't know why, his vocals remind me on Altars of Madness (Morbid Angel). He does not sound like David Vincent at all, but Ryan's vocals in combination with the music on "Incarnate" brings a morbid angel feel into it.

Guitars & Bass: Pure demo/debut-era morbid angel worship if you ask me, but, done in a very good way and still filled with own ideas. Crushing riffs and heavy basslines, you feel like walking through hell, they fit perfectly to this album and what stands out the most are the solos. It made my attention, that some songs slow down for the moment were the solo is played, and that's in fact a very good idea. While the bass and one guitar play in a slow, but yet very catchy way, the other guitar grinds over your ears with a sick-ass and fast (!) solo and remains harmonized to the.

Drums: Well, he is fast, but that's all. Mostly I don't like death metal that is just filled with blast-beats over blast-beats (the main reason why I hate brutal death), but I can make a exception for this album, because it just fits good to the over-the-edge fast and thrashy guitar riifs. Though, most of the songs on this album have some doomy or just slow parts, and he does proof that he has skills and can do something else then just blast-beats. But the drumwork could have been a little bit better, though really just a LITTLE bit.

You have a sick vocalist here who reminds you on van drunen, becerra and tardy. Riffs that remind you on altars of madness with fuckin' excellent solos and drums that don't get boring, though they kick the living shit out of everything in each song. So, WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!

 

NOTHING COULD STOP THEM AT THIS POINT MATERIAL FOR THE EPIC CD 'DESOLATE' WAS WRITTEN. AGAIN RELEASED THROUGH BLACK MARK AND RECORDED AT MONTEZUMA.

 

'Desolate'  - front and back artwork

'Desolate' - front and back artwork

 

'Desolate' - inside artwork

'Desolate' - inside artwork

THIS TIME THE SOUND OF DESOLATE WAS HEAVIER AND MORE PRODUCED THAN THE RAW INCARNATE, BUT NONE OF THE SHEER BRUTALITY AND INTENSITY WAS LOST.

 

 

MP3 DOWNLOADS

EX-ITERNITY DEMO

Ex-iternity.mp3

Enevitable Demise.mp3

Necronomicon.mp3

Ominous Despair.mp3

Restless Dead.mp3

Undeath Dead and Dying.mp3

 

DESOLATE DEMO

Plagued Mind.mp3

Darkest Fears.mp3

Babylonz Burnin.mp3

 

 

 

 

WHATS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE?

Microcosm - A tight 3 piece technical/progressive deathmetal band formed guitarist by Cal in 94'

Umbah - Guitarist Cal's studio project - industrial tech-death cybergrind - with a difference