What happens if musicians from the most diverse heavy genres unite, leave their main bands and start making music together from now on? Well, it either turns out that it doesn’t work at all or, as in the case of NAYLED, the glorious exception occurs and the result is more than listenable. In times when more and more bands don’t care about borders within the Heavy Metal universe, the odds are on for NAYLED.
After the “Phantom E.P.“ released in the year of 2003, some contributions to samplers and numerous live performances, “Antibody” shows where the band is at now with a new bassist and singer. The four new songs possess fat grooves, massive guitar walls, faceted vocals, enough variation and a well-dosed portion of emotion, as you will quickly hear in the closing song “Fallacy”. “A Mirror For The World” may also be called quite well-done, and especially on this track, NAYLED show that they aren’t afraid of brutish fits of rage and that they actually reduce the grade of sharpness only shortly due to the melodic chorus.
But the two other songs “Wipe Out“ and “No Surrender“ can also convince throughout and they possess all of the qualities modern and at the same time border-crossing Metal should have nowadays. Check it out, as the moderate price of this disc should also serve as an incentive for a purchase. (Online November 16, 2005)