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Release date: 3 August 2004
Style: Technical death metal

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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

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"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.

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published 16.10.2005 | Comments (16)

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JÄY - 26.01.2010 at 19:12  
Rating: 9 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
theflyingmachine - 27.01.2010 at 16:52  
  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.
Matis - 30.05.2010 at 00:19  
Rating: 8 Great Muhammd !
Carl Berg - 15.06.2010 at 16:15  
Rating: 10 The kings of Death Metal.
BoxCar Willy - 30.12.2010 at 17:54  
Rating: 9 Best part about this album is stefan fimmers 7-string bass sweeps in "only ash remains"
Guib - 31.12.2010 at 19:27  
Rating: 9
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 !!!!
Heka69 - 22.03.2011 at 22:14  
Rating: 8 Tech-death doesn't get any better.
Guib - 24.05.2011 at 20:08  
Rating: 9
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
Heka69 - 25.05.2011 at 15:44  
Rating: 8
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.
Guib - 25.05.2011 at 18:10  
Rating: 9
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
Heka69 - 25.05.2011 at 19:58  
Rating: 8
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.
Korah - 04.03.2012 at 21:55  
Rating: 9 After Onset Of Putrefaction, Necrophagist is still here! Muhammed Suiçmez and Christian Muenzner have done some wonderful things together
Neiluria - 01.06.2012 at 03:05  
Rating: 9 Incredible technical, well done!
Illog1cal - 06.01.2013 at 17:46  
  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.
rahul77 - 17.02.2014 at 05:07  
Rating: 9 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...
moonflash - 06.03.2014 at 01:10  
Rating: 9 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.
God Buster 鬼 - 17.08.2014 at 21:17  
Rating: 8 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.
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.08.2014 at 00:10  
Rating: 7 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.
Troy Killjoy - 18.08.2014 at 01:22  
  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.
Diverge - 18.08.2014 at 01:48  
Rating: 8 Lol at improved version of Death.
Ilham - 18.08.2014 at 02:09  
Rating: 7 I actually use this album as a "control sample" for tech death.
Diverge - 18.08.2014 at 05:30  
Rating: 8
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.

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