Available both via CD & digitally via Inverse Records on September 1st 2017, The Deathcantation is the debut album from Nemecic.
It’s been a long time coming but after two EP releases in 2008 & 2011, Nemecic are finally ready to unleash hell on the heavy metal world. 10 tracks of metal, combining several sub-genres that see comparisons to the likes of Devildriver, Lamb of God & Children of Bodom easy to make.
This mesh of sounds keeps things unpredictable. Locomotive Tomb is a thumpingly heavy start, brutal vocals alongside exciting riffs & hooks. The guitar work on show here & throughout the album is absolutely outstanding, played at a breakneck speed that almost seems inhuman.
Smoke Electric’s pace is slower but isn’t lacking fire in anyway, Mercury Vortex Ritual rips up the metal rule book with complex rhythms before Fields of Glass’ drum beat tries to make your ears bleed from the pure aggression.
What makes Deathcantation such a great listen is just how layered the songs are. Crushing metal, yes but with so much rhythmic riffs & hooks.
Void’s groovy bass beat is to die for, The Automaton has the balls to add some melody while The Great Dissonance adds some grunge vibes that freshen things up perfectly.
It gives the shot in the arm needed to enjoy the energetic final double header of Ouroboros & Clockwork. The former a short punchy slice of groove-based metal while the latter heads into epic territory with its marching drum beat, intense vocals & comforting melody.
Nemecic – Deathcantation Full Track Listing:
1. Locomotive Tomb
2. Smoke Electric
3. Mercury Vortex Ritual
4. Fields Of Glass
6. The Automaton
8. The Great Dissonance
Nemecic - The Deathcantation (Inverse Records)
- The Final Score - 9/109/10