If you're unfamiliar with Necrosadik, you might want to read this review first. This is the Mexican solo-project's already sixth full-length album of blackened self-torture. As usual, the album is available in various small editions of CD-Rs and tapes. I have the album only as a piece of one box set and as a digital promo, so I can't comment the regular pressings' visual side.

I'm already familiar with Necrosadik's brand of atmospheric and un-musical soundscapes, so I knew what kind of emotions to expect from the album. Depression, despair, pain and hatred ooze through the simplistic and more or less mis-played piano melodies and random notes, and the sharp and painful howls take their feel further into the realms of introverted and twisted darkness. A bass or an acoustic guitar might accompany the pianos and vocals here and there, but the album's overall feel is more closer to black ambient than any sort of metal. One song is wholly based around the raw vocals and a sampled voice of a small girl speaking about dying, and in the album's half-way it serves as a nice breather due to its barer structure.

What I like about this album in comparison to some other Necrosadik's works is that it's actually reasonably long: 40 minutes is a way more suitable length when compared with some of his albums which clock over an hour. The songs are similar in their style and instrumentation, and should not be viewed as individual compositions but as pieces that come together to form the mass of despair that is this album. It's one continuous journey that has no happy ending. Regarding the actual ending, the Nattefrost-cover is also done with a piano and vocals, and while I'm not at all sure how much it actually has in common with the original tune, it's a perfectly sad and surprisingly well-played melodic closer for this experience.

If you liked Necrosadik before, you'll like this album, too. The music is as uncompromised as ever, so unless you have a taste for primitive musicianship, depressive atmospheres and songs that lack strict compositions, I'd recommend you to skip this one. For those few that can appreciate the band, "Assisted Suicide" should serve as a good soundtrack for autumnal depression and lonely nights.

7+ / 10