Haemophagus are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of death metal and grindcore and this is a review of their 2016 compilation album "Necromantical Death Grind: The Early Years" which was released by Despise The Sun Records and consists mostly of their earlier material.
Drum beats start off the compilation before going into a more heavy grindcore direction that also uses death metal growls and the music is very heavily rooted in the early 90's and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with a touch of crust and the riffs also mix in morbid sounding melodies.
High pitched screams can be heard in some parts of the songs and they also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and they also add in a touch of 70's metal at times and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they also remain true to a very old school style of death metal and most of the tracks are very short in length and they also bring in Repulsion and Hypocrisy covers while some songs also bring in a brief use of spoken word and horror movie samples.
Haemophagus compiles a lot of the music they have released over the years on this compilation and the music brings in a very old school and extreme approach to death metal and grindcore, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover horror themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection of music from Haemophagus and if you are a fan of death metal and grindcore, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Possesses With The Unknown" "Sacrificial Burial" "Mummified Vagina" and "Into the Mortuary". 8 out of 10.