Recently, it’s become more and more apparent to me that the UK has some of the best metal bands in the world. Of course, the UK is where the roots of heavy metal were first sprung so it shouldn’t be that surprising. What *is* surprising though is the number of quality metal bands that keep springing up out of the country.
Liber Necris is one such example. A Leeds based band, they call themselves death metal, but personally I would go a little bit further than that and categorize them as more blackened thrash then death metal. Vocally I can see where the death metal comparison comes in, but musically this is thrash with more black than death metal elements thrown in.
While Negative Creator consists of only 4 songs, it is definitely something you do not want to miss: 18 minutes of metal infused with rage and hate. Despite this intensity, the album also manages to add in some doom infused parts as well in certain songs.
The band may not play an original style of music but the music is certainly enjoyable and a welcome surprise from a band I was not previously familiar with. It is an outstanding EP that will have you banging your head from start to finish.
Fans of bands such as Aura Noir, Usurper and even Skeletonwitch should take note and hunt down the vinyl version of this EP as soon as possible. Limited to 300 grey with black splatter copies, I’m sure this will sell out rather quickly. Hopefully the band will release a CD and cassette version of this in the near future as well!
Album Type: EP
Date Released: 07/04/2014
Band info: Facebook