Necronomicon / Sacred Medicines, the
Album: Sacred Medicines, the   Collection:General
Artist:Necronomicon   Added:Mar 2004
Label:Skyscraper Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-07-19 Pull Date: 2004-09-19 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Sep 19 Aug 22 Aug 15 Aug 1 Jul 25
Airplays: 1 3 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. May 19, 2010: public noize racket
Dark Wings of Deceptions
4. Aug 20, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
The Pillar of Balance
2. Apr 05, 2005: Eclectica
Through the Door of Time
5. Aug 19, 2004: Baptism of Solitude
Through the Door of Time
3. Sep 16, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
The Pillar of Balance
6. Aug 18, 2004: Brownian Motion
Through the Door of Time

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-07-19
Necronomicon – The Sacred Medicines (Skyscraper)
Straight ahead death metal that gets a few ideas from Morbid Angel. This band has been around a while (1991) and have dropped a lot of the Egyptian theme of their last record in favor of more pagan spiritual themes. There are some Canadian Indian themes including some tradition Indian sounds. Heavy, yet they don’t rely completely on super techie music. I am surprised on the North American Indian parts work. Check out tracks 5/6 together to see what I mean.
**1. Fast and heavy out of the gate with quick individual notes on guitar. It’s fast and heavy but also catchy. There are female vocals, not singing works, for a chorus.
**2. Starts slower with more of a groove and brutal vocals you can almost understand. Stays in the slow groove most of the track. Speeds up towards the end and has a dead ringer for a Ministry guitar riff.
4. Heavy, mid paced track with some consistent double bass drums. 6. Starts with Indian chant that is fading out from track
5. Straight forward and good guitar riffs. Indian chanting over the top of the guitar towards the end.
**8. A lot like their first album with slightly Egyptian sounding guitar riff. Very metal.
9. Slower, heavy, with solid double-bass drumming. Doesn’t change much or go far from the main idea. More female vocals, not singing words, as a chorus.
10. Long instrumental that begins quiet. After the quiet into it kicks into medium paced thrash-y death metal. There is a quiet interlude.
11. Fast and heavy right away. Reminds me of Morbid Angel.

Track Listing
1. Through the Door of Time   6. The Sacred Medicines
2. Dark Wings of Deceptions   7. The Pillar of Balance
3. The Threshold   8. Quetzalcoatl
4. Behind the Mask   9. Quest for Vision
5. Calling the Spirits   10. Dreaming
  11. Temple of the Sun