But then, there are bands like this French act, named Necrocult. This trio has been around since the nineties, formed in 1994 under the name Crucifix. Strangely however, the band hasn't recorded anything before 2003. By that time, the name was changed and the original death metal style got mixed with chaotic blackened elements. Now, twelve years later, the band comes up with a second album and it takes off where the previous one ended, with sheer metallic violence.
The music by Necrocult can easily be described as classic mix of black and death metal. After all, it contains all the necessary ingredients to make it resemble one of those awesome old albums on labels like Candlelight or Osmose records. Furthermore, the fierce guitars, growls and screams, mid tempo and blast beats come quite varied, making the album enjoyable for the entire duration, which isn't often the case with these kind of old school albums.
So if you're in for a tremendous throwback into the aggressive extremes of the nineties, this definitely is your thing. It rarely gets more old school than this. Immortal, Darkthrone, Bolt Thrower and Vital Remains often come to mind when I listen to these songs. The alternation between the two genres is great and add some more variation to the whole, which is welcome with quite long songs like these.