Nihilistic Holocaust has issued an impressive split CD with three bands from the Death Metal areas. Let’s see what they have on offer:
HELLSPAWN hail from Poland and deliver a full tour de force of technical Death Metal, somewhere between MORBID ANGEL, BEHEMOTH and DEICIDE with super deep vocals. The 5 well produced songs are an impressive legacy, which makes you want a lot more.
HATEFUL from Italy can’t fully compete with that and offer three songs of Thrashy Death. Technically the guys are very much up to par, but the production is their main problem. But they already left a very mean impression.
At the end some extreme stuff from France with IMPUREZA. They are a bit simpler, but hellishly brutal and even utilize some Flamenco parts. They even have two demos on this one, with the older one of course not having as strong of a sound. But the whole thing has power and conviction, so that no real headbanger can sit still. Conclusion: A very interesting split sampler for all genre freaks, which also want to give the underground a chance. Especially Nihilistic has a lot of high quality underground stuff at very fair prices! Check it out!
(Online January 30, 2007)