AJ Cookson and Matthew Rozeik have done it again: following their largely well received predecessor Music of Bleak Origin that grabbed our full attention yesteryear, Necro Deathmort have descended upon us with another monolithic masterpiece full of electronically unloading twists and turns down an undefined dooms day promenade.
The London based deuce put an immediate dent in your tracks with the steep and slow opening track: Imperial. A dread filled hum punctuated with a mechanical percussion. It breaks into a fast paced, panicked interlude of rhythm that swiftly dies leaving just the dread. The entire album is filled with these suspense games, releases of desperation and fear to a backdrop that’s drowned in doom.
A cold sense of darkness and descent is palpable on first listen, only to be introduced to the evenly spread calculous vocal injections throughout, taking you off into a uncompromising, subterranean wonder. With cascading omnipresence and elements of terror, the story that needs to be told here is nothing short of a subversively lonely tale.
Technically speaking, this is a tight and intricate piece of work. The record jumps into live vocals and heavy as hell guitars in unexpected places, like a scream from humanity lost.
The Colonial Script is a raw, yet slick venture into black metal, doom and electronica. With its ominous edge and subjugating attitude The Colonial Script is a rite of passage that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Thank you to Ollie and Nes for these awesome words.