My Own Grave

The funny part is that it did not even occur to me that Necrology was the new album from My Own Grave; guess I didn’t recognize the indecipherable logo. “What a hearty meal of Swedish death metal these ‘Necrology’ fellows have served,” I thought to myself. Then upon perusing the Pulverised website I see that Necrology is in fact the new album from Sweden’s My Own Grave, an album I initially decided to ignore, as I recall finding the last release (Unholy) to be just a shade above mediocre. So just to be sure I found my review of “Unholy” and it turns out my recollection was incorrect about that too; I dug it. So “damn it all to Hell, as the old saying goes.
It is all kind of irrelevant now, as the issue at hand is this review of Necrology.

The short of it is that my first thoughts upon listening to the disc were something along the lines of “Goddamn, it sure seems like I’ve been reviewing a shit ton of old school Swedish death metal and every time I turn around a new release from a different group of chaps trotting out a similar style is falling into my lap,” and a few minutes later those thoughts turned to, “That all may be true and it is not like there is a whole lot more to say that hasn’t been said before, but I’m still a sucker for this stuff.”

That brings me to the most important point for those that would like at least some idea of what they’re getting with Necrology. The answer is that they’re getting a pretty good, if wholly unoriginal, collection of chunky, groovy, and even a little catchy old school Swedish death metal. At a minimum, the songwriting is solid. I’m thinking a sound that falls somewhere between Vomitory (just not as all-out bludgeoning) and Nominon (with more memorable songwriting). The album moves with speed and purpose too, leaving no time for a twiddling of the thumbs or a rolling of the eyes; only a banging of the head.

Now that my early onset Alzheimer’s has been confirmed, I’ll cope as best I can and see if I can find some other gems that I forgot I liked.

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Written by Scott Alisoglu
October 22nd, 2009


  1. Commented by: Staylow

    Pretty much exactly what I thought of it – a decently solid album, but nothing to write home about.

  2. Commented by: Shane

    I had no idea this was My Own Grave either. LOL! Thats half the reason I didn’t reviw it. Thought it was some no name act. I’m an idiot.

  3. Commented by: Cynicgods

    We already knew that, Wolfensberger. ;)

  4. Commented by: gordeth

    My Own Grave isn’t a no name act?

  5. Commented by: Shane

    Cynic, watch your mouth! Say my last name three times and i’ll appear to fuck your mother.

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