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EP Review: The Necrosexual – The Gory Hole Overture In F#

Hailing from a city close to my home known as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania comes ghoulish project The Necrosexual. Their EP The Gory Hole Overture In F# blends horror themes, punk attitudes, metal riffs, and silliness into one short blast of energy. This yields five tracks fitting for a (short) Halloween party.

Really though, it’s four tracks and a prelude called “Necromutants March Through Hell” which is essentially a noisy haunted attraction entrance-type thing backed by slow doom riffs and a King Diamond like voice. The title track follows this with a punky approach and raspy vocals that still carry melody. Gang shouts delivered in the same manner fill the background in the chorus, and the longer guitar noodles bring this tune to the forefront of the EP. “The Lair Where No Light Enters” is more direct and focuses on dropping deep guitar chugs.

The last two songs kick off with “In Ancient Days (Black Widow)” introduced by a heavy bass lick that breaks into a slower layout with a devious tint. Rolling drum kicks busting into the background every now and then make it a bit more unique. And finally “Orgy On Your Burial” is the most ridiculous one of all, relying heavily on fun rhythm patterns that incorporate some of the fastest moments and harshest vocals here. Overall, The Gory Hole Overture In F# is a very noisy spook-fest that satisfies a small craving of demons and riffs but ultimately is rather inconsistent and messy for something that follows a theme and is so short. The musicians are great, and with some better structure, a promising full length could certainly come of this.

The Gory Hole Overture In F# will be released on May 17th, 2019 and will be available via Bandcamp.

Editor Grade

C+

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