Necromandus
NECROMANDUS

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com

NECROMANDUS - Necromandus cover
4.00 | 2 ratings | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 2017

Filed under Hard Rock

Tracklist

1. Don't Look Down Frank (3:43)
2. Aluana (3:23)
3. Limpet Man (3:31)
4. Hymn to Her (5:37)
5. I've Been Evil (6:23)
6. Gargoyles Awake (4:40)
7. Scream (3:22)
8. Borderlands (3:22)
9. The Warriors (4:00)
10. Hardknott (4:58)
11. And She Smiles (4:40)

Total time 47:39

Line-up/Musicians

- Frank Hall / Drums
- John Branch / Vocals
- John Marcangelo / Keyboards
- Dean Newton / Guitars
- Banjo Cunanan / Bass

About this release

Released by Mandus Music, July 21, 2017.

Thanks to Unitron for the addition and adg211288 for the updates

NECROMANDUS MP3, Free Download/Stream

No NECROMANDUS MP3s available for streaming.

Buy NECROMANDUS - NECROMANDUS music

Amazon (logo)
NecromandusNecromandus
Import
Imports 2017
Audio CD$9.46
$9.96 (used)
Showing 1 items | Cache expiring in 25h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Necromandus-Live UK psych cd Necromandus-Live UK psych cd USD $11.99 Buy It Now 5h
Necromandus (CD Used Like New) Necromandus (CD Used Like New) USD $11.71 Buy It Now 2 days
Necromandus: S/T ST Self Titled Same CD 2017 Mandus UK MANDUS0612 CD Digipak NEW Necromandus: S/T ST Self Titled Same CD 2017 Mandus UK MANDUS0612 CD Digipak NEW USD $15.95 Buy It Now 3 days
NECROMANDUS S/T LP VINYL European Mandus 2017 11 Track Purple Vinyl With Insert NECROMANDUS S/T LP VINYL European Mandus 2017 11 Track Purple Vinyl With Insert USD $29.16 Buy It Now 4 days
Necromandus - Necromandus (NEW VINYL LP) Necromandus - Necromandus (NEW VINYL LP) USD $25.07 Buy It Now 5 days
Necromandus - Necromandus (NEW CD) Necromandus - Necromandus (NEW CD) USD $16.49 Buy It Now 5 days
Necromandus - Necromandus (S/T) CD 2017 Mandus 70s rock Necromandus - Necromandus (S/T) CD 2017 Mandus 70s rock USD $13.20 Buy It Now 5 days
HEAVY PROG FALLOUT - NECROMANDUS / STALLION / ARGUS ETC HEAVY PROG FALLOUT - NECROMANDUS / STALLION / ARGUS ETC USD $25.07 Buy It Now 6 days
NECROMANDUS-LIVE-TONNI IOMMI HEAVY PROG-NEW CD NECROMANDUS-LIVE-TONNI IOMMI HEAVY PROG-NEW CD USD $29.99 Buy It Now 7 days
NECROMANDUS - LIVE / IOMMI SABBATH INTEREST NECROMANDUS - LIVE / IOMMI SABBATH INTEREST USD $13.06 Buy It Now 8 days
NECROMANDUS - NECROTHOLOGY - HARD ROCK - NEW - LP RECORD - LTD EDITION OF 260 NECROMANDUS - NECROTHOLOGY - HARD ROCK - NEW - LP RECORD - LTD EDITION OF 260 USD $32.99 Buy It Now 8 days
NECROMANDUS - Necromandus - Vinyl (coloured vinyl LP + insert) NECROMANDUS - Necromandus - Vinyl (coloured vinyl LP + insert) USD $24.89 Buy It Now 9 days
NECROMANDUS -NECROTHOLOGY - 12 TRACK CD -1998 - RARE !- Ex Condition NECROMANDUS -NECROTHOLOGY - 12 TRACK CD -1998 - RARE !- Ex Condition USD $32.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Necromandus by Necromandus (Vinyl, Jul-2017, Mandus Music) Necromandus by Necromandus (Vinyl, Jul-2017, Mandus Music) USD $31.83 Buy It Now 11 days
Necromandus-Necrothology-71 U.K.Underground LIVE-New CD Necromandus-Necrothology-71 U.K.Underground LIVE-New CD USD $31.99 Buy It Now 14 days
NECROMANDUS - Necrothology - Vinyl (LP) NECROMANDUS - Necrothology - Vinyl (LP) USD $41.90 Buy It Now 15 days
NECROMANDUS-NECROMANDUS  (UK IMPORT)  VINYL NEW NECROMANDUS-NECROMANDUS (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $27.19 Buy It Now 19 days
NECROMANDUS NECROMANDUS USD $16.62 Buy It Now 21 days
NECROMANDUS-NECROMANDUS  CD NEW NECROMANDUS-NECROMANDUS CD NEW USD $18.44 Buy It Now 23 days
Necromandus - Necromandus [New CD] UK - Import Necromandus - Necromandus [New CD] UK - Import USD $13.71 Buy It Now 23 days
Necromandus - Necromandus [New CD] UK - Import Necromandus - Necromandus [New CD] UK - Import USD $18.58 Buy It Now 23 days
NECROMANDUS - NECROMANDUS   CD NEW+ NECROMANDUS - NECROMANDUS CD NEW+ USD $24.14 Buy It Now 24 days
NECROMANDUS - NECROMANDUS (VINYL)   VINYL LP NEW+ NECROMANDUS - NECROMANDUS (VINYL) VINYL LP NEW+ USD $36.51 Buy It Now 24 days
NECROMANDUS OREXIS OF DEATH & LIVE ULTRA RARE SEALED CD + HYPE STICKER! NECROMANDUS OREXIS OF DEATH & LIVE ULTRA RARE SEALED CD + HYPE STICKER! USD $30.20 Buy It Now 27 days
NECROMANDUS-OREXIS OF DEATH-72 TOMI IOMMI HARD ROCK-CD NECROMANDUS-OREXIS OF DEATH-72 TOMI IOMMI HARD ROCK-CD USD $31.99 Buy It Now 28 days
Showing all 29 items | *Auction price may increase, data is cached, expiring in 9h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

More places to buy metal & NECROMANDUS music

NECROMANDUS NECROMANDUS reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

adg211288
Although it's become somewhat prevalent for bands of the seventies and eighties who never really made it while they were young to make a comeback years down the line, one group that it probably wouldn't have been expected of is UK hard rockers Necromandus. After all, most of the band's original line-up is now deceased, with only drummer Frank Hall still around. Necromandus were only active between 1970 and 1973 and the lone album they recorded was released posthumously in various forms, originally without the band's permission or even knowledge until after the event. Hall has been quoted as being 'staggered' to discover the recordings on the market (having been told by his mother) and being 'happy and annoyed at the same time'.

It probably shouldn't have been that way. In the early seventies hard rock/heavy metal scene they had just about the best endorsement that a band could get having been taken under the wing of none other than Tony Iommi, who managed them and had them open for Black Sabbath, but things were not meant to be. Guitarist Barry Dunnery quit the band in 1973, which resulted in a rapid downward spiral that saw record label Vertigo drop them and the debut album shelved.

Revived in 2016 by Frank Hall with the aim to record a new album based off of the old material from the seventies, the new Necromandus line-up was born, including the son of late vocalist Bill Branch, John Branch, filling his father's role in the band. Necromandus (2017) is the result of their labours. At least some songs will be familiar to those who heard one of the various versions of the original debut, even if the titles aren't: opener Don't Look Down Frank was Nightjar on those releases (Don't Look Down Frank being the actual title that would have been used had the album been released in the seventies, apparently).

Though newly recorded, the music on Necromandus remains faithful to the seventies style of hard rock and even in some places actual heavy metal, often with a progressive twist. Despite the ties to Iommi and Black Sabbath back in the seventies I'm reminded more of Budgie during the heavier and more metallic parts of the album. The guitar riffs have an excellent sound with plenty of bite, though there are also plenty of softer and melodic parts. There are also heavy psych elements to be found, especially in the parts of the album where the keyboards are more prominent. They never actually had a keyboardist back during their original career, this new line-up being a five-piece rather than a four, but they certainly fit in well and offer up additional variety in the album, of which there is plenty of to begin with: the songs have no issue with individual identity.

The songs themselves are both hard rocking and catchy, with Hymn To Her, The Warriors and the closer And She Smiles in particular sticking in my head for ages after the event, while other highlights are the opening duo of Don't Look Down Frank and Alauna. The vocals from John Branch are crystal clear and his voice is very similar to his father's from what I've heard of older Necromandus recordings. It definitely feels right that he is singing on this record and not someone else and in fact this album is in itself a fitting tribute by Frank Hall to his original bandmates. It's like both the album that should have been finally seeing the light of day (despite those various versions of the original debut) and the beginning of a new chapter. It remains to be seen of course whether this will go down as one last hurrah for the Necromandus name or if, like others before them such as eighties NWoBHM act Hell, they'll continue to produce new material. I hope so, because this one is a keeper.

Members reviews

No NECROMANDUS NECROMANDUS reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • Unitron

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Traditional heavy metal
RAINBOW
Buy this album from our partners
Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
SLAYER
Buy this album from our partners
Ride the Lightning Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

River Black Metalcore
RIVER BLACK
Buy this album from MMA partners
Curse of Conception Doom Metal
SPIRIT ADRIFT
Buy this album from MMA partners
Samudra Death Metal
KARTIKEYA
Buy this album from MMA partners
Dawn of Aquarius Power Metal
ARRAYAN PATH
Buy this album from MMA partners
Descent Into hell Death Metal
DEATH YELL
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online