Speedy, abstract black metal from these Swedish vets
'Mark of the Necrogram' marks the recording debut for guitarists Sebastian Ramstedt and Johan Bergeback. Those two joined in 2016, and add a plethora of extreme riffs for this dark installment to the Necrophobic collective. Fans of the band will find plenty to like, perhaps overly familiar with this sort of speedy, abstract black metal sound. Chainsaw riffs abound on the furious "Pesta" and "Crown of Thorns", while songs like "Lamashtu" pause for a mid-tempo aura of sounds. Overall, we've heard it ten times this week...but it's solid.