Released: 2014, Scarlet Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Necrodeath have been making thrash metal since the late eighties, their debut album 'Into The Macabre', though it didn't bring in huge amounts of fans like other bands in the genre, was still a thrash metal classic and 27 years later the band are now releasing their thirteenth full length on Scarlet records, The 7 Deadly Sins.
It's pretty clear from the off that The 7 Deadly sins represents what Necrodeath are about. In the opener, Sloth, we are treated to some awesome thrash riffs and great leads from guitarist Pier.
The Italian veterans have had time to perfect their craft and it shows in following tracks such as Lust and the fast paced Wrath. For those who haven't listened to Necrodeath before, similarities are drawn from other thrash bands such as Kreator, Sodom and even Testament. Necrodeath don't slow down or slap on filler towards the end of the album either, it's full on, aggressive to the core and the crystal clear and sharp production only goes in it's favour during the 40 minute running time.
The 7 Deadly sins is another gem in Necrodeath's ever growing catalogue. Whilst, I'll always prefer spinning a classic such as Into The Macabre or Fragments of Insanity, The 7 Deadly sins, showcases what Necrodeath do well and have done for many years and that's playing awesome blackened thrash metal And any thrash fan would do well by picking it up.
Review by Andy Taylor