The kings of gore and zombie are back, and unless you're the pope, there's no reason to complain about it! "Cannibal Holocaust", their precedent attack, was beginning to rot in your CD-cellar, and you wanted to feel the delight of pus once again, while headbanging and having a good laugh? That's going to be possible with "The Divine Art Of Torture" (what a program…), an album on which NECROPHAGIA are equal to themselves.
The guitars, and more generally the whole technical aspect is still very basic, but there's quite a feeling, and most of all the unimitable voice of Killjoy who carries out everything, and without whom NECROPHAGIA would certainly be less interesting. We can also note that Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL) has joined the happy troop, and that at the same time, Phil Anselmo left it…
The themes evoked here are still the same, aka B-serial gore and all the stuff that goes along. And why tell more about it? Whether you know them and know what to expect, or you don't know them and miss something. And even if there aren't such brilliant tracks as "Cannibal Holocaust", this is gorely recommended! (Online March 4, 2003)