It's a bluesy, stoner-metal, progressive rock opus about Vlad Dracula, with driving, straightforward rock suddenly blooming into twisty, winding, meditative passages and stompy doom, with harmonic solos bordering on hair-metal virtuoso territory. Bloody awesome.
Favorite track: Erzebeth.
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Their debut album was the surprise occult doom release of the year last year, now The Necromancers come roaring back with their follow up release Of Blood and Wine. Present are all the same intense moods and themes, with even better songwriting and heavier riffs!
Drawing on antiquated inspirations in mythology, religion, fantastical tales from European literature and an obsession for classic horror cinema, The Necromancers are a curious alliance of musicians, and together are a strange beast to behold.
Following on from the release of their debut album last year on Ripple Music, the French quartet return with the first taste of their eagerly awaited follow up, Of Blood and Wine, with ‘Secular Lord’; a song about which explores the legend of Vlad 'The Empalor' Tepes. Experimenting with progressive rock, heavy psych and the 70s pagan/proto-metal of bands like Black Sabbath and Coven, they take these influences, throw in the urgency of NWOBHM and douse the entire lot in lysergic illusions. All with a mind to create an album a sound for ages.
After a very successful tour last winter with Swiss psych rock legends Monkey 3, The Necromancers take to the road for a European tour with Belzebong, kicking off with an album release show at Le Cluricaume in their hometown of Poitiers.