Lich King | Necromantic Maelstrom

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Necromantic Maelstrom

by Lich King

80's bay area style thrash metal is making a return and leading the pack is the BEST THRASH METAL BAND EVER EVER EVER - Lich King.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Thrash/Speed Metal
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1. Lich King
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2. Caveman Aggression
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3. Mascot War
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4. Reavers
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5. Bleeding and Screaming
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6. The Werewolf
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7. Thrashssacre
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8. Kill Your Guts Out
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9. Bodies on Bodies
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10. A Lesson in Violence
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The saga of Lich King

Once upon a time, Thor and He-Man were fighting. He-Man swung his sword of power and Thor met it with Mjolnir, his mighty hammer. The resulting lightning storm killed them both, but from the blood and ozone and blackened bits of bone a new band was born. This would be the greatest thrash metal band in history. This is their tale. Then they wrote some songs and stuff, casting their spell upon the altar of steel. Gary Holt took a listen and his ears burst into flame. Billy Milano began weeping as he listened, and he threw himself from a bridge in despair. Jeff Hanneman listened to BUT ONE Lich King song and shook his head, then broke his guitar over one knee. He walked into a Staples and began filling out an application.

Sadly, the fans of Lich King are few, as the music is so ferocious and primal that it boils the brain and sends a potential listener to Valhalla with but a few tasty riffs. The lesson to be learned is that listening to Lich King will kill you... so don't do it.


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Thrashing stuff indeed
Yes this is a good "underground" release, musically these guys are talented but at times the vocals do seem to overshadow the music as if it takes a back seat just so the vocals can be heard.

I've read a few reviews of this CD all over the net and they all (if not most) seem to come from people who have a close friendship with the band, so you get the usual "best ever" etc.. crap, yes this CD has it's flaws but then again what independent CD from a "new" band doesn't ?

Is it worth your few $$$ at the end of the day ? well that's your decision, I for one am not dissapointed that I purchased this CD.

marc gross

one of the best underground thrash cd's you'll ever here, so do your ears a favour and blast them with lichking

P.G. van der Ploeg

One big surprise for me.
This one really hit me like a ton of bricks.

If you want your Thrash energetic, raw and full of catchy riffing this one is for you!!
The cover is awesome, the sounds is nice and raw, the songs are COOL.
Buy this will not be disappointed.

Note: they are currently working on a follow-up which promises to be even better!!

nuri nurbachsch

positively surprised
nice cover art, interesting name and witty reviews will draw you to LICH KING and their "necromantic maelstrom" output. but once you listen to it you finde there's actually some serious substance behind the facade. playing with power metal and some nwobhm influences "necromantic maelstrom" is nevertheless a true thrash effort. it grinds and buzzes and chugga-chuggas along as well as delivering melodies left, right and center. fortunately the band doesn't seem to take itself all that seriously and that extra dose of humor makes the listening even more enjoyable. definitely highest recommendation for all thrash lovers.


This band is purely old-school, which to some is fucking awesome; and while I was listening to most of the songs I continuously could picture myself in the pit moshing to these dudes. But when reviewing their music as a whole, I think that this band only comes off as a "great" band when they hide behind the disguise of a kick-ass mosh pit. A few things that I heard that could be holding them back is obviously the production. It is unfolded and lacks proper EQ. The guitar tone is really deep and lacks enough mids to give it a more clear chunk to where the riffs stand out. The vocals are original. A hint of exodus, but it sounds as if the vocals were recorded in another room, and not a good room at that. Especially the gang vocals. Drums are good and clean which helps drive the music. With a better production, this band would have blown my balls away.
To write a good review, you have to sometimes look past the production, and look at the musicianship. This band is very well organized. They know where to place the faster parts as compared with the slow parts. Reavers had a really well placed, chunky, almost slayer-esque breakdown. It made me want to punch my computer because it was so heavy. As for the rest of their songwriting abilities, i think they need to focus more on actual guitar riffs instead of placing chords in between palm muted eighth notes on the low string. That was the major setback for why I didn't like Fueled by Fire's tracks. The guitar riffs aren't memorable.
After listening to Lich King, I would probably buy their album. But deffinetely see them live. This band really originates the old-school.