• Asphyx "Necroceros" CD
So yes, Asphyx are straight-up death dealers, and they’re not subtle about it. Which bring us to Necroceros, the band’s highly anticipated tenth LP. According to frontman Martin van Drunen, the record’s title refers to “a sci-fi fantasy entity on an eternal course, existing only to devour planets, turning universes into meaningless voids.” Brutal.
Thankfully, the album’s cover—brilliantly illustrated once again by artist Axel Hermann—doesn’t need a close reading to get the point across, with all the demon skulls, slimy hues of alien green, ghastly flames, and crucifix peaks. One look, and you’ll know what’s up: “Yep, there’s the death stuff.”