CD review BAEST ‘Necro Sapiens’

Baest’s new album ‘Necro Sapiens’ is the first small disappointment in 2021. Impressing with the debut ‘Danse Macabre’ and ‘Venemum’, the new album is in nuances a further evolution, but also lacks the last punch.

Baest stands for death metal that can be placed somewhere between Entombed and Bolt Thrower. That they also go to work with a fair portion of ferocity and aggressiveness can not be denied, as well as the fact that the guys are with heart and soul in action. What makes ‘Necro Sapiens’ a rather average death metal album is the narrow frame, which the guys don’t leave during the entire ten songs. Introduced by the metallic sound of hammer and anvil Basest’s third album starts quite well and also the first songs know how to impress. With time, however, emuedungserscheinungen spread and you get the feeling to be stuck in a musical endless loop. The framework is too narrow and too little variety is offered, so that the ten tracks fade away without significant heights and depths.

Soundwise however ‘Necro Sapiens’ can impress. A massive production makes each of the songs crack properly. Baest’s new album can motivate to headbanging, but apart from neck muscle exercising there is not much more left. So only the hope remains for live shows at which the guys usually burn down the house.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. The Forge
  2. Genesis
  3. Necro Sapiens
  4. Czar
  5. Abbatoir
  6. Goregasm
  7. Towers of Suffocation
  8. Purification Through Mutilation
  9. Meathook Massacre
  10. Sea of Vomit

Label: Century Media

Genre: Death Metal

Release Date EU: March 5th, 2021

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