Style: Black Metal
Release date: 17 January, 2011
Playing time: 37:54

Immediately after their debut in 1993 NECROPHOBIC are shaken by changes in the line-up. One of the founders of the band - the guitarist David Parland started his successful career in black metal. The vocalist Anders Stokirk left the band in favor of other thrash and death projects.


Early tradition of NECROPHOBIC is to have the bass player to sing, so Tobias Sidegard covers the positions of vocalist and bass player. Two new guitar players are attracted - the first one plays also in INFERNAL; Martin Halfdan, and the second one participates in many projects in later stages, but today is still in NECROPHOBIC - Sebastian Ramstedt. A short demo and an EP with cover songs made the synchrony of this new line-up.


The tornado of black metal is in the heat of the fight across the whole Scandinavia. The ex-guitarist and the current one have huge success with their black metal bands. Not without producer's support and brilliant artwork - 'Darkside' is the first step of NECROPHOBIC in black metal. The second album of the Swedish guys cannot be distinguished from an album of DARK FUNERAL. The band looses its face and lays waste on the achievements from the debut.


I am not informed about the benefits for NECROPHOBIC coming from this change of the gender, especially in a long term period. My only consolation is that RAISE HELL walked the reverse road three years later. But the total dominion of black metal in 1997 in Sweden is the reason our heroes to join this choir. During the same year even the almightiest DISMEMBER released their black metal EP "Misanthropic"!!!


01. Black Moon Rising

02. Spawned by Evil

03. Bloodthirst

04. Venaesectio (Episode One)

05. Darkside

06. The Call

07. Descension (Episode Two)

08. Nailing the Holy One

09. Nifelhel (Episode Three)

10. Christian Slaughter

Label: Hammerheart Records
Distribution: Hammerheart Records
Artwork rating: 91/100
Reviewed by: Maria D. S.
Date: 7 January, 2011