Determined to rip start their new album, the opener “Imperium Overture” storms in with no pause. Press PLAY. DRUMS x RIFF! That song is blistering and opens up Necropanther’s second album Eyes of Blue Light at break neck speed. This is the introduction to their “Dune” centric album where we get to hear all about the gom jabbar (there’s a song about it, which kicks ass) spice, sandworms, and all the shit that goes down on Arrakis.
The second outing in Eyes of Blue Light is a growth in Necropanther’s sound. Their “Terminator” self-titled album was damn good, I’ve heard nothing but positive opinions from others. But how do you top an album where you get to shout “come with me if you want to live,”? You play faster and I guess you let Fredrik Nordstrom produce it. The result is band I’d put up against frequent comparison Skeletonwitch. I see your Adam Clemans and I raise you a guitar playing vocalist, Paul Anop. Who by the way drops one of the best “bleh,” or whatever black metal sound you call it, at two minutes into “Good as Dead.”
Eyes of Blue Light pumps up the urgency. Everybody is noticeably pushing speed throughout most of this album. So if you ever thought, “I wish Necropanther would play faster riffs and Continue reading “Necropanther Goes to Dune. Second album “Eyes of Blue Light” blisters.”