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Necropanther: The Doomed City

Leave it to Necropanther to make Logan’s Run cool again. One of the last times the movie came up, at least for me, was when Ross Gellar, that crazed, love-sick, sitcom character, said it was the sexist movie ever. Unfortunately, that was also one of Ross’s reasons for attempting to make out with his cousin, so he probably isn’t the most reliable source on the subject.

As for me, Logan’s Run was one of those movies I could never quite get through. I didn’t see it when it came out, but I sat through much of it on television multiple times as a child. Sadly, my parents usually made me go to bed before it was over. When I finally got to see the whole thing, I thought it was OK, but maybe not worth watching over and over. Now that Necropanther has dropped The Doomed City, I’m ready to change my mind. Not only is the whole album inspired by Logan’s Run, but it’s also a solid piece of extreme metal. For those who haven’t heard Necropanther, I suggest listening to this album as well as their last release, Eyes of Blue Light. Like The Doomed City, Eyes of Blue Light took a classic fantasy / science fiction text (Dune) and turned it into a concept album that was both exciting and powerful. With this album, the band does something similar, but their overall sound it a bit stronger and more confident. The best tracks are those that showcase the band’s energy, riffs, and raspy vocals. For some, Necropanther may draw comparisons to Skeletonwitch, which is fair, but when I listen, I don’t hear other bands as much as I hear a rock solid band showing us what they can do. For me, the best tracks on the album were “Renew,” “Hell,” “The Thinker,” and “Sanctuary,” but if you like those you’ll probably like them all.

Necropanther is an awesome band. You should check them out. If anyone tries to sync up this album with the movie, kind of like that old Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd thing, let me know!

Track Listing:
1. Renew
2. Death at Hand
3. Arcade
4. Cathedral
5. The Doomed City
6. Hell
7. The Thinker
8. Paid in Flesh
9. Parricide-Genocide
10. Tiger
11. Sanctuary
12. Deep Sleep Argos

Added: February 1st 2020
Reviewer: Carl Sederholm
Related Link: Bandcamp Page
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Language: english

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