Sound — 8
Onset of Putrefaction is a fantastic example of modern technical death metal. The riffs are never repetetive and the quality of guitar playing is beyond belief. The neoclassical elements really help define the sound of Necrophagist into something completely unique and enjoyable to listen to. All of the instruments were recorded by Muhammad Suicmez as well as the drum machine which is why this album gets an 8 for sound. It is however, the best self-recorded album I have ever heard.
Lyrics — 7
The lyrics on this album are very interesting. They display a very good vocabulary and an obsession with dead flesh. The lyrics to most of the songs on the album are very comical to read because, although brutal, they are very disgusting and graphic. The vocals are good and low but don't have much variation, although he is singing and playing incredibly technical guitar at the same time. The vocal patterns go very well with the music however.
Overall Impression — 9
For a first album, this is indeed a masterpiece. Necrophagist managed to go from having a single member during the recording of this album, to being a highly respected band in the death metal community. The songs on this album are very brutal and technical and this album is a must for anyone who likes death metal, neoclassical, or just insane guitar.