Any avid extreme metal-head that enjoys intense face melting brutal music, will appreciate this album, right out of the gate. “Moloch Rise” pounces like a beast straight outta hell, with a dark thrashing tempo that twists with summoning black metal vocals. Manic guitar melody speeding through its veins, combined with epic time changes, creates a monstrous effect. What I enjoy about Nervochaos’ sound is their unpredictability in many of the tracks on Nyctophilia. Just when you think a song is going along a certain path, it changes course and takes on a unique direction. Creating an appealing controlled chaos as heard on track two “Ritualistic”.
“Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam” (for the greater glory of satan) rumbles along with an upbeat double kick drum backbone, that rolls nicely with the deep guttural vocals and hypnotic chugging guitars. The band has released an official video for this song. “Season Of The Witch” is a track that I found appealing with its raw midtempo groove and sharp edgy riffs. The possessed vocals of Lauro Nightrealm remind me of Cronos of Venom, only full of more depth and rage.
Nervochaos song structures are short and to the brutal point. Even though no song’s on this album exceeds four minutes in length, there is a lot of progressive gigging going on. There’s no need for over-the-top guitar solos, as the twin axes attack the senses with a forceful blow as on “Waters Of Chaos”. Solid thrashing dominance forcefully rages on “The Midnight Hunter”. Unleashing a dynamic multi-tempo head swinging old-school circle pit sound. One of my favorites off this album, it’s wickedly intense and powerful.
Dirty grinding guitar tone opens “Rites Of The Cemeteries” with a back-and-forth swagger and fast galloping drum work. A hypnotic bass line weaves throughout burning into your memory along with, the deep blackened death metal vocals. Brazilian tribal beats combined with speed metal accuracy converge on “Vampiric Cannibal Goddess”. A sinister brooding bass rhythm accentuates the hammering drum pattern and demonic chanting start and stop lyrics.
“Stained With Blood” starts off with a doomy midtempo vibe which quickly escalates into a chaotic maelstrom razorback attack from the depths, then returns to the main body of the song only stronger and heavy as fuck. A little repetitive but pieced together in a way that works. Deep guttural vocals and a churning death metal onslaught comprise “Lord Death”. “Dead End” is of the same vein but with a thrashing drum/ bass groove to it .
I enjoy how Nervochaos likes to experiment with different elements of metal styles in their songwriting. “World Aborted” and the final track “Live Like Suicide” are good examples of this. Swinging between fast thrash tones to a slow doom metal approach, with enriched blackened death metal brutality. Truly not a style of music for the majority of the world’s populace but sheer satisfaction for many of the worldwide extreme metal tribes.
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