Emerging from Aarhus in Denmark and having won 2 Gaffa awards in 2019 for Best Metal Album and Best Newcomer, Baest released their debut album in 2018 titled Danse Macabre whilst also supporting heavyweights such as Abbath, Hatebreed, Dying Fetus, Entombed A.D. and Decapitated.
Baest released their follow up Venenum in 2019, an album that I reviewed, and it gained 8/10 and really excited me and I claimed it would “blow people away when they heard it” With such a swift rise from their beginnings in 2015 the band are seizing the impressive momentum that they have mustered and pushing forward with a keenness that is as enthusiastic as it is a heavy slab of Death Metal. I am eager to hear what this has in store for us.
As the album opens, a metallic grind gives way to a huge riff and you know that this is going to be a fun ride as the drums crash and the guitars begin to abuse you. Then this long, deep growl takes you deeper and darker. My immediate thought as ‘Genesis’ begins is ‘shit me this awesome’ a thought that just gets stronger and stronger.
The riffs and tones get darker and more twisted throughout the tracks as this lump of Death Metal spews over you at every possibility, yet you find yourself craving more. The fortunate thing is that Necro Sapiens has amazing quality Death Metal by the shit load and you can just turn it up and bask in its glory.
Whether you like guitars that slash and tear at your skin, drums that pummel your chest to the point you struggle to catch your breath, a bass that reverberates through your skeletal system of a vocal that grates at your bone, Baest have everything you could ever wish for.
The continued rise of those band is quite astonishing, as they yet again produce an absolute stunner that pushes the band to the upper echelons of the Death Metal circuit. There is a freshness to what this band create, a freshness that actually enhances the disturbing and brilliant music. Necro Sapiens is an incredible album that should be centre stage in the collection of any fans of the genre and is simply a must-have. It is hard to see where the band can improve from here, however, let’s not worry about that, just enjoy this stunning album.
Necro Sapiens is released March 5th 2021 via Century Media