Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Nefarious-Demo Cassette (2016)

I discovered this band a month ago thanks to my friend Franco demoniaco who sent me this demo tape. I don’t know, maybe it’s something about the primordial sound or the guitar, but I love it. Listening it on cassette is pure orgasm for a person like me who worships anything in this genre. They take influences mostly from mighty Venom, Possessed with that Slayer component, essential in giving the thrash metal impact and songwriting. The production is really underground, with that “basement attitude and style” that is great to give this demo a more rare and characteristic touch. The main work is done by the restless guitar, that along the whole demo tape. The riffage is fast, compact and the drums are constantly on raw up tempo. I can only imagine these songs in a live gig…what a massacre! The solos are fast with high pitched whistles and sudden tremolo picking. The vocals are Venom style with a rough tonality that sometimes goes through heavier tones and passages. The traditional metal influences in the guitars and the Venom patterns are so evident. On the other hand, we can find totally worshipping Hellhammer influences as well. All in all, a great debut made of raw but catchy songs with lots influences; showing levels of malevolence that the band will be able to reach again in the future. Brutal as fuck !!
Review by Paul Caravasi

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