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The embalmer's blade feels a little hefty - 64%

Byrgan, January 2nd, 2011

These morgue roamin' Brazilians from the state of Parana are playing a little more cumbersome at this point with their brand of death metal with some grind tendencies on their demo in '98 just before the debut would be unleashed.

"Putrid Glory" is nothing short of simple and is mostly going for a catchiness factor in their chiefly straightforward composition. At this point, Necroterio might get your head to bang, but it can be just as loose as some of the band's delivery. The momentum can interchange, so this doesn't always continuously blast or stick with a slow or middling range beat either. There is some disposition to grind in their chaotic speeds, dual growled and screamed vocals, and mostly buried hardcore-esque riffs. Though this is principally forefronting death metal at its goriest.

The "Putrid Glory" demo is ten minutes of music with the longest track being three and a half. The band still attempts to generate some atmosphere, instead of rushing ahead and making the experience a haze. This is a similar setup to the debut, which would have an intro track with keyboards and then a closer with acoustic guitars. Though, the minute long intro here has a piano that sounds a little bit unwieldy, as it has slightly minuscule pauses between finger strokes. A clean, accented female voice then comes overtop by calmly speaking the introduction. "Legist" has acoustic guitars that sound reverbed for atmosphere, but it's played out of tune, somewhat loose and feels uncommanding.

The tracks "Butcher" and "Handcuffs" would be redone on the second full length but skipped over the debut. It's not surprising, as "Butcher" has a ridiculously crushing doom riff in the beginning that should have had the technique capitalized on more. These tracks, even if not perfect here, are better suited as the guitars aren't buried like they are on the second full length version, as well as the snare drum doesn't have that annoying popping, machine gun projection to it.

Necroterio would get tighter and fuller sounding on their debut "Lament of Flesh." The band wasn't just yet "together," where their music honed in on what they were delivering, though their songs have potential and the production was recorded in a studio for just being demo.