NIHILUM - Cascading Darkness - Reviewed By OccultBlackMetalZine ! Check it out here at this link: https://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/02/nihilumcascading-darkness2022-full.html
Nihilum are a band from Missouri that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very aggressive and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2022 album "Cascading Darkness".
Melodic yet heavy sounding riffing starts off the album while the solos and leads also add in a great amount of melody. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while a couple of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. A lot of the music also shows an influence of the Swedish style along with some throat singing also being added into certain sections of the recording as well as all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them and the whole album also sticks to a heavier direction.
On this recording Nihilum remain true to the aggressive and melodic style of black metal that they have established on previous releases. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover the story of an alien species and their quest for structural domination.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Nihilum and if you are a fan of aggressive and melodic black metal, you should check out this album. RFECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE 'Lightbearers" "Waves, Temporal" and "Death's begotten". 8 out of 10. - OccultBlackMetalZine
Release Date: Feb 4th, 2022
FFO: Mayhem, Mastodon, BTBAM, Watain
Location: Kansas City, MO
Short Bio: Starting in 2020, NIHILUM is a concept band that tells the story of an alien species and their quest for structural domination.
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