MDPR Clients: Nihilum - Call of the Void - Reviewed By Occult Black Metal Zine ! Check it out here at this link: http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/12/nihilumcall-of-void2020-ep-review.html
Nihilum are a duo from North Carolina that recently had music reviewed in this zine and on this recording plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 ep "Call Of The Void".
A very dark and ritualistic sounding intro starts off the ep along with a brief use of spoken word parts before going into a heavier musical direction. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams. When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the music more of a raw feeling as well as the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
On this recording Nihilum plays a style of black metal that is more on the raw side as well as having its melodic moments. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism, Science Fiction and Horror themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Nihilum and if you are a fan of raw and melodic black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blood Magic" and "Omnicide". 8 out of 10. - Occult Black Metal Zine
Artist Bio: Nihilum
Driving, unrelenting, intense and melodic. These are the four sonic pillars that North Carolina-based Black Metal artist Nihilum builds his sound around. The extremely religious environment that he grew up around played a pivotal role in shaping his musical tastes into what it is today, eventually discovering Black Metal, and finally finding the genre that embodies the essence that he set out to find since the beginning.
He was immediately hooked to the metal genre as a child after listening to 'Frayed Ends Of Sanity' on Kansas City's rock station 'Mandatory Metallica' show. Additionally, his unfaltering passion for music serves as a coping mechanism for Nihilum. Above all, it's his commitment and love for the genre that drives him forward in his life.
With influences such as Watain, Mayhem, MGLA, Darkthrone, Marduk, Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Cattle Decapitation, and many more. The stories and themes that he paints with his music revolve around the marriage of sci fi, horror, and Satanism all coalesced into one.
As an independent artist, Nihilum released his debut EP "Call of the Void" on June 11th 2020. It's a five-track EP that captures the sound that Nihilum has wanted to push ever since he heard that first Metallica song as a child.
The ultimate goal for Nihilum? Create the music that he loves, spark the passion that was set ablaze by himself as a child, and of course, to make fans headbang like there's no tomorrow. Listen to Nihilum on Bandcamp .
The most recent release will be a two track single, “Sunless Death” on December 14th.
Artist Name: Nihilum
Active Since: Jan 2020
First release: Call of the Void (June 2020)
Genre: Black Metal
Members: Nihil - Bass, Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics, and all Songwriting
Jere Jolkkonen - Drums