Promotion managers are often known for, shall we say, embellishing the truth - to be polite and diplomatic - when writing up bands bios. It's for this reason that they are usually taken with a grain of salt, more often than not seen as a musical propaganda tool. So, that someone at the record label would have the audacity to note that listeners would enjoy one of their bands, if they were into the likes of such diverse acts such as Metallica, Entombed, Morbid Angel and Repugnant, is more than just a little cheeky. But surprisingly, for once, this statement - as made by Agonia in Necrovation's promo sheet - is more than just an 'off the cuff' remark, aimed at filling word space. Want to know how a band like Neccrovation can fit the sound of such above mentioned luminaries in one sonic wall of sound? Well, for that, you will have to grab a copy of the bands latest album to hear for yourself.
What we can do though, is describe what Resurrectionist is like, as an album overall. Necrovorous Insurrection starts off promisingly enough, before leading into Dark Lead Dead, and we can start to see those early Entombed influences creep through. Of course there are many more 'pick that band' moments, with much of the album reminding this reviewer of Soulside Journey era Darkthrone, along with Rotting Christ. Necrovation may not be pushing any boundaries, but it sure is a decent enough album, especially for those who yearn for the early days of Swedish death metal. Agonia have hit onto a winner with this one and we can't wait to hear Necrovation's next full length.
Resurrectionist is out now