MDPR Clients: Nihilum "Call Of The Void" Reviewed By Full Metal Mayhem! Check it out here at this link: https://lorenzvangore.wixsite.com/fullmetalmayhem/post/nihilum-mit-call-of-the-void
Release date: June 11, 2020
Other releases by the band: This is their first EP, plus a single
How did I get to know the band: This band imagine Metal Devastation Radio again.
How do I find the disc: Not bad. Let's listen to the four songs and the intro:
THE OVERSEER opens with deep throat singing and a tambourine, about which a deep voice speaks. It sounds like the recording of a sinister ritual. A really atmospheric intro for this little EP.
BLOOD MAGIC starts with a usable line of guitars that is soon backed up by a machine gun-like drum kit. The drums change just before the vocals begin. This sounds really good. Nice hateful and croaking. A decent song that you can listen to.
PESTILENCE starts out rather doomy. Slowly and slowly, but while the vocals are making their debut, the guitars are waiting for their chance to strike, which doesn't really come. Instead of wild frenzy, it continues pounding. The vocals are also more rhythmic and a whole lot darker than the previous one.
CALL OF THE VOID, on the other hand, starts at full throttle. After a short intro, for the EP's standards, the vocals begin. Here he almost competes with the instruments and sounds really pissed off. Next to Blood Magic my favorite on the EP.
OMNICIDE ends the EP with a strong song that is mainly carried by the vocals. This sounds deeper than ever before and is a lot of fun. String fraction and vocals are mostly avoided here.
Conclusion: A first work well worth listening to. I like it a lot, even if it doesn't make my annual best list. But the band is easy to remember.
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