Dark Descent Records
With a new guitarist in VJS (Kult ov Azazel, Crimson Moon, Demoncy, Incursus, Tenebrous, Nightbringer) and a new label (Dark Descent Records) Philadelphia death metal act Goreaphobia release the follow up to 2009's Mortal Repulsion. Formed in 1988 the band released a hand full of demos and singles before breaking up. It would take the band until 2009 before they would release their debut album. As sophomore releases go Apocalyptic Necromancy is 12 tracks of pure death metal. Filthy and foul the album is nothing if not nasty and loud. True to their underground creed Goreaphobia don't get caught up in current trends. Instead they stick to the tried and true path of straight up 100% death. It might just be middle of the road death and nothing fancy, but that doesn't stop it from being an enormous blast of frenzy filled death rage. Nice.