Calgary, AB-based death metal band, Narcissistic Necrosis is made up of four members, William Bigcrow (guitar/vocals), Jaden McLean (guitar), Mike Jones (bass), and Jayden Walker (drums). Prior to evolving into the full lineup, original member, William Bigcrow finished writing and recording all the songs for the album.
Once the band fully evolved into the four-piece, they released their debut full-length album, The Art of Deformity on August 28, 2020.
Check out the album below, and find out more about the band via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
This is William Bigcrow, Guitarist and vocalist of Narcissistic Necrosis. From Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Been in this band for 5 years writing music, finally put out an album back in August.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
At first, when I started the band 5 years ago, I wanted our music and lyrics to be generic death metal lyrics about death, blood, and gore. Over the years, I’ve matured a little a bit and kind of grew out of that comfort zone so to speak. I wanted my songs to have a bit deeper meaning rather than have the lyrics just be about gore and killing. All the song lyrics deal with philosophy, metaphors, morals, hypocrisy, religion, perseverance. I tried my best to make sure none of the lyrics contain any swearing or profanity.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
No live shows, and it looks like there won’t be for a while during the pandemic. We’re open to the idea of doing live shows online as that seems to be the route some bands are taking.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Intolerant Breeding. It’s enough to give you an idea of what we’re all about without giving anything away. It’s the first song of the album, so it’s typically the listeners’ first impression of Narcissistic Necrosis.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Our favorite Canadian bands are the local ones. We love all the bands from here in Calgary. Detherous, Widow’s Peak, Afterearth, Third Chamber, Dethgod, Pathetic… too many bands to name at the moment.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.