Necropsyk was created early October in 2013 by Lucas Jantzen. It originally started as something he was doing for fun to pass the time while his drummer in his other band was away in Japan. Within the course of a month or so Necropsyk blew up and was becoming increasingly more popular. December 21st he released his first album on bandcamp and tunecore. Yet still learning the ropes so whilst the album is not terrible, there was much more needed to learn. A highlight of that first album was getting the track “The Queens of Gehenna” remixed by Kristof Bathory of Dawn of Ashes. Before that album was finished he was already working on the next one, and doing remixes for people. One such person was Rudy Ratzinger of Wumpscut, and he liked the remix of his song Furunkel Lolita enough to put it on his DJ Dwarf 14 album that just came out. Fast forward to now, the second album, “The Fall of Icarus” is done, and was mastered in Germany. It was released June 1st on bandcamp and tunecore. He still has room to improve, but he feels this second album is truly a step up from the first. The third album “The Chaos Breed” is in the works, and features a new direction for Necropsyk. Keeping the anger a priority, but showing a more mellow side with clean vocals.
I open my arms and give a warm welcome to Necropsyk as he delivers out "The Hell Of Icarus", a massive seventeen track release featuring eleven of his own as well as six remixes. An album to get the masses to know the sounds of the band. Let's have at it.
The "Calamity Trigger" opens up the album and immediately surges out with what I'll be expecting to be his signature sound. A nice, hard and edgy bass driven sound with vocals that are demonic, yet lyrically angry and spiteful. " Even more so with "A Calling Ungodly" sort of continues on in the same momentum, with a similar tempo flow, yet the vocals are more audible rather than not.
The last track is "Rebirth Of A Nightmare" and this is where you hear the orchestral layers and arrangements work with operatic harsh vocals floating through the track. It is a great way to finish the album off.
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Check It Out Here (Bandcamp)