Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Necropanther - In Depths We Sleep

It's rare that you find a band where every member is a songwriter. That level of talent is exciting to witness, and it's even cooler when bands do like Necropanther did and let each member gets to compose an EP. Their latest offering was composed by the bands guitarist and vocalist Paul Anop. It was recorded in isolation with the miracle of modern technology bringing it all together. Sometimes there are cool ideas that just don't entirely take off. Unfortunately that's how I feel about In Depths We Sleep the latest offering from blackened thrash-doom group Necropanther. 

I will say - I really appreciate the ambition of what Necropanther are doing here. It's awesome to see a band that go out and try to fuse genres and find interesting new sounds within metal. However, on this record it really feels like a jack of all trades master of none type scenario. On some tracks, like 'The Descent Master' the instrumentals are great but the vocals are off, either too loud or not well executed. The band is at their best on tracks like 'Benthic Storms Master' where they lean into more traditional blackened thrash fare. It keeps them moving but shows that they are more than just another metal band aping the greats. 

Necropanther are an interesting one any way you slice it. That being said, I wish they would just trim some of the fat and drive towards more relevant and appropriate futures for themselves without the unnecessary filler and genre explorations that don't seem to fit the overall ethos of the project. In Depths We Sleep is a thrilling record at its best and... just too weird when it isn't. I'd be curious to hear more from the band as they clearly have a few really strong elements, now it's just a question of seeing if they can build on them!

Pre-order the album!

1 comment:

  1. To know more about Chief Dr Lucky you can visit his website (
     A friend that suffered from Herpes and was cure with the help of this great herbal doctor (Chief Lucky) so i decided to contact him for help in getting rid of my families genital herpes virus 1/2 which i did and all i was told to provide was just some useful information and some materials used in preparation of the natural cure and that i did and now i am the happiest person on earth because i am writing this testimony of mine with joy and happiness in my heart to the whole world to know that natural remedy is real because i am a living testimony of Chief Lucky traditional herbal cure and i want you all to contact Chief Lucky via his email: or WhatsApp him +2348132777335 am sure he will help you too.