EP REVIEW: The Necrosexual - The Gory Hole Overture in F#

I am no stranger to the Necrosexual, I had the pleasure of interviewing him last year when he dropped GRIM 1 to the unknowing public. Being the modern day equivalent of the crypt creeper, and the hideous glue, that binds rock n' roll and black metal - I was more then happy to see him return for another offering in the form of 'The Gory Hole in F#".

Though short in length, this EP is more then just another set of twisted songs. No, I'd see it as a overall defiance - that the Necrosexual is more then just a set of genre-crossing songs. So, when he told me he aimed to be 'the antithesis to all things poser,' he wasn't kidding at all.

And, it's not bullshit in the slightest. Certainly, being the cynic I am - I'd be the first to bring such a thing to light. The Gory Hole Overture in F# is heavier, by far, then GRIM 1, and gives each track a meaner edge (a meatier edge too). The rock'n'roll elements come through far more pronounced and effectual, blending together in almost unexpected ways at times. I'd go so far as to compare Necrosexual to a raunchy King Diamond at this point, with way more clarity on what is going on with the lyrics. For those curious, lyrically the Necrosexual is up to what you'd expect with a name like that. I'm already banned off Facebook for mentioning the possibility of gritty details, I can only imagine what would happen if I went into depth with songs such as 'Orgy On Your Burial.' But let's just say, Necrosexual is goin' to be fornicating to your demise (his words, not mine).

One clear difference I really can notice between this EP and GRIM 1 is the punkish elements that pop up here and there. It's only really a influence though, carrying a somewhat similar sound to bands like Celtic Frost - at least with their earlier albums. 'The Lair Where The Light Enters' sounds like it could be a direct continuation of Morbid Tales. It's glorious, and I loved every moment of it. Definitely points to Necrosexual for keeping that sound alive.

While The Gory Hole Overture in F# is a flat out great EP, it still remains that the EP is only that. I'm anxious to see where this all leads - or if the Necrosexual will be releasing a full length anytime soon. Either way, whatever gruesome spark he and his crew have ignited - they are on the right track and definitely kicking up some dirt with a release like this!