Durban-based death metallers, Nephilim, contacted us on Facebook, presenting us with an album for review. Now, when we review an album, we review it as a complete package and I was pleased to see that they included their album art – a lot of bands tend to neglect the art. The only gripe that I have about the album art is that it is a bit kitsch in subject matter – the anti-religion angle in metal severely over-used. What about the music? It’s pretty brutal and relentless. Kyle Channon’s vocals are brutal AF. The album on the whole is relatively well produced, although the programmed drum sound is a little too synthetic for my liking. This album reminds of early Kataklysm (when Sylvain Houde was the vocalist) and has a very similar production quality, which is quite impressive considering the lack of funding provided by a label.
If you are a fan of raw, brutal death metal then give this a listen and a Facebook like.