Progressing from last year's “The Capsule”, “Overland” presents itself as a different observation, more dynamic and layered than its predecessor.
Formed in London 2007 by Matthew Rozeik and AJ Cookson, the duo that comprise NECRO DEATHMORT create a intriguing and alluring blend of electronic-based music seamlessly intertwining dark ambience, noise, synth-driven beats, cinematic soundscapes, and heavy drones. “Overland” expands their sonic palette introducing further acoustic instrumentation and exploring new territory. The duo have amassed and already impressive and prolific catalogue to date of which “Overland” appears as full-length number eight.
released October 6, 2017
Written, produced, and performed by AJ Cookson & Matthew Rozeik
Mastered by James Plotkin
Artwork and design by Thomas Neulinger
Portal has been one of the most imaginative metal bands on the market for a while, splicing ominous darkness with pure unrelenting technical ability. This album is a wonderful capstone to their discography, capturing their unapologetically dire sounds from albums past with new ventures. I would like to call out the track 'Spores', a flurry of noise working in parallel with the song's title.
Olde Guarde is easily their best.
Now if they could just tour North America... Anthony Rotolo