Epitaph (Necrophagist album)

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Epitaph
Studio album by Necrophagist
Released 3 August 2004
Recorded "The Depth of Torment", Baden-Baden (guitars); "The Iguana Studios", March-Hugstetten (drums, vocals); "Aexxys-Art", Schwandorf (bass)
Genre Technical death metal
Length 32:56
Label Relapse
Producer Muhammed Suiçmez
Necrophagist chronology
Onset of Putrefaction
(1999)
Epitaph
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters (favorable)[2]

Epitaph is the second studio album by German death metal band Necrophagist released by Relapse Records on August 3, 2004. Unlike on Onset of Putrefaction, guitarist and vocalist Muhammed Suiçmez recorded the album alongside a full band instead of just himself. Guitarist Christian Muenzner, who later departed the band and joined Obscura, wrote both half the leads as well as several basslines on the album[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Muhammed Suiçmez except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Stabwound"   2:48
2. "The Stillborn One"   4:24
3. "Ignominious and Pale"   4:01
4. "Diminished to B"   4:59
5. "Epitaph"   4:15
6. "Only Ash Remains"   4:11
7. "Seven"   3:44
8. "Symbiotic in Theory" (Muenzner, Suiçmez) 4:35
Total length:
32:56

Trivia[edit]

  • The ending guitar solo on "Only Ash Remains" is derived from "Dance of the Knights" of Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev). The same excerpt can be heard during the opening credits of Caligula (film).
  • The song "Seven" was used in the promotional video for Ibanez's unveiling of Muhammad Suicmez's new Signature Series guitar.

Personnel[edit]

Necrophagist
Production
  • Bob Katz - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ York, William. "Epitaph Review". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Begrand, Adrien (3 January 2005). "Epitaph Review". PopMatters. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  3. ^ http://christianmuenzner.com/interviews/