Band - Brighter Death Now
Title - Necrose Evangelicum
Label - Cold Meat Industry
Format - 2CD
Year - 2008
Genre - Dark Ambient, Death Industrial
Recorded during 1995 – that most creative of years for Brighter Death Now, which also produced the much harsher album Innerwar, as well as the final part of the epic “Great Death” trilogy – Necrose Evangelicum was immediately received as a new milestone in the genre of “sacred-death-industrial.” In fact, the album had the most favorable reception of any BDN record, and has generally been considered the most easily accessible of BDN’s work.
This groundbreaking album is nothing short of a sacred death-machine that relentlessly works itself into the mind with a most obtrusive, and almost dangerous, insistence. This review from 1996 says it all:
“This is music created from a place beyond all imaginable Hells... a place that exists only deep within the macabre mind of its creator, Roger Karmanik. A CD of such impenetrable darkness, as if the entire world had collapsed into itself! Where the inspiration has been drawn from for these recordings can only be speculated, but suffice it to say, it's not a place one would like to spend eternity! Tormented voices announce the birth of some unspeakable horror, while heavily metallic, grinding electronics shudder like the last gasps of a dying machine. Together, they form a vision so bleak and ghastly it purges both the mind and soul of everything but the most impure of thoughts. Leave all notions of decency at the entranceway, for they are not wanted nor needed here. Only in the final title track, featuring the despondent orchestrations of Mortiis, will you find solace, but even that is a harbour deemed unsafe.”
And yet, as a Brighter Death Now record, we still insist that it is “easy listening”…
In order to once more make this groundbreaking album available, we have gone back and digitally restored, remastered and remixed the tracks to give them the facelift they so richly deserve. This new edition of Necrose Evangelicum is presented in a beautiful foilprinted digipak together with a “live” CD recorded during the same era. Actually the “live” CD is the recording of a rehearsal for a concert in Vaasa, Finland, which ended up never taking place! The permission of the organizers ran out, and the evening came to an end, before BDN had an opportunity to take the stage.
Darkishly served in a gold-foilprinted digipak!
Tracklist with links to our mp3 shop:
01 - Wilful (7:04)
02 - Soul In Flames (7:41)
03 - Impasse (9:46)
04 - Rain, Red Rain (8:56)
05 - Deathgrant (9:16)
06 - Necrose Evangelicum (6:01)
07 - Open The Gates (7:20)
08 - Impasse (8:07)
09 - Soul In Flames (7:09)
10 - Rain, Red Rain (8:09)
11 - No Pain (5:23)