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Nailed Coil - Embodiment Of Unconsciousness (6/10) - Finland - 2004

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Self-production
Playing time: 25:39
Band homepage: Nailed Coil

Tracklist:

  1. Revolution Of The Dark Empire
  2. Cult Of Serphiroth
  3. Death Signs >mp3
  4. Bloodred Dream Falls >mp3
  5. Irreplaceable Soul
Nailed Coil - Embodiment Of Unconsciousness

I don’t know what to make of this album. One half of it is irritating, while the other half is great. The band plays Melodic Death, with influences all over the map, but the resultant material is VERY inconsistent. It either rocks (“Bloodred Dream Falls” has cool riffing, great melodies, and is fun to listen to), or it sucks (“Revolution Of The Dark Empire” is just boring and deadpan). Not too hard to explain, as the arrangements fit during the great stuff and the music is good, while in the boring songs, the songs are directionless and the music is boring. The vocals also need a lot of work, because they often sound like random screams and shrieks, instead of an additional instrument.

 

With some work, and a better way to filter out their bad material, this band would be able to write stellar material. Now, they are just inconsistent. (Online 15. November 2005)

Armen Janjanian



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