First time I heard about Necronomidol was in Cracker article. You should check it if you want to know more about insanity that is Japanese pop music. Back then they had released four eps and were about to release their first full length album. Back then they were weird curiosity with few interesting songs like one below. I bought two eps because to be honest those were quite uneven and forgot the band when first full length album didn’t impress me.
But I didn’t unsubscribed their Youtube channel. About month ago they released video for Strange Aeons. I watched it out of curiosity. I was blown away how good the song was and how they had found their style without losing what made them interesting first place. They were no longer interesting weird Japanese band. They were actually good metal band. When I checked their previous albums I found they released their first really good album right after I forgot them. Song below is from that album From Chaos Born.
If you want to check the band after watching these videos any record after From Chaos Born is good start. I don’t understand language. I assume they sing about similar topics in other songs as they sing in videos which have subtitles. Not understanding lyrics hasn’t stopped enjoying the music. In some cases it is even better if you don’t understand lyrics. Not saying it is in this case. My favorite Necronomidol song is Ithaqua. Thanks to subtitles I know what they sing about.
I wrote this before Necronomidol announced Sari and Hina will leave the group. I am not sure what to think about it. Group has had several members during its life time but Sari has been there from the start and she is big part of the band’s image. Group will continue to be what they have been but I will miss Sari for not being part of it.