Death Invoker – Necromancy, Damnation, Revenge

Death Invoker has put forth a cassette release of their previous EP "Necromancy, Damnation, Revenge". On the French label Nihilistic Holocaust. It features some pretty sick artwork that you would probably find tattooed on a deranged killer in a South American prison. Hailing from Lima, these Peruvian blackened metal thrashers have been spreading Satan’s seed since 2005.

The intro, 'Magnificent Invocation', is a little over two minutes. I would have liked to seen some more pertinent material from the band on a cassette with such a short track list. But an atmosphere is achieved. The second track, 'Divination Through Death Spirits', was excluded from the previous EP cut for time. This track fuckin bangs! My personal favorite of "Necromancy, Damnation, Revenge". The fat fucking bridge of this song coupled with catchy chorus of the title and the classic echoing vocals, make me want to walk the left hand path. 'Destroy The Cross' is the last track and it is right up there with 'Divination Through Death Spirits'. Again a fairly beefy tempo change on the bridge and some picking riffs and a dissonant solo. Strong track. The other song, Withes Hammer, failed to grow on me.

This "Necromancy, Damnation, Revenge" cassette was my introduction to Death Invoker. Definitely happy to have listened and makes me want to check out earlier stuff to see if and how they have progressed. "Necromancy, Damnation, Revenge" combines thrash blackened old school with a pinch of satanic pustules that I enjoyed.

3.5 / 5 STARS 


1. Magnificent Invocation (Intro)
2. Divination Through Death Spirits
3. Witches Hammer
4. Destroy The Cross