Tales From Bandcamp: Stench by Nekrogoblikon

Funny enough when I stumbled upon the amazing video for “No One Survives” I was totally rocking out to the album it was from on Bandcamp loving every minute of mischievous goblin metal.  Ya, Finntroll, you have some serious competition now!  If you haven’t already, go back one post to the Video of the Week and check out the cinematic metal masterpiece, then come back here and enjoy the rest of this post.  I’ll wait.

Nekrogoblikon play a style of folk metal steeped in the blackened arts of thrash with hints of cheesy power metal layered in every once in a while for good measure.  While immediately you may be thinking that this would sound not to different from their troll counterparts from Finland, there is a difference.  Finntroll have deeper roots in the blackened woods of Scandinavia and are a tad bit more brutal and bloodthirsty.  Nekrogoblikon, on the other hand, grew up on the thrashy streets of Bay Area, CA, USA and prefer stinky things and mischievous pranks over the ingestion of Christians (even though their pranks can lead to decapitation, disembowelment, or dismemberment).  But enough about that, Nekrogoblikon’s new album, Stench, is where it’s at and it’s one of the biggest surprise albums of the year.

Front to back this album shreds and will have you thrashing your head to and fro while you dance a jig to the folk music orchestrations.  While the music is a non-stop adrenaline rush, there is plenty of substance to this record, as I’m going on my 4th listen now and I’m still picking up on cool little bits of music that I missed my first time around.  All while an ear to ear grin graces my face.  Totally give a listen to the album below and if you dig it, as always, purchase it and tell your friends about it.  Enjoy!! Peace Love and Goblins!!!!

Nekrogoblikon links: Facebook Bandcamp


About RiffRaff

Just takin' it easy for all you sinners.

Posted on September 7, 2012, in Tales From Bandcamp & Full Album Streams and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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