|Review: Nihility - Sediment|
Year released: 1997
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: June 3, 2000
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 3/5 (60%) (1 Vote)
Ottawa's Nihility first struck me with its rather original sound. Expecting some death metal, I found that Nihility's music is better described as heavy metal with a somewhat dark atmosphere. The vocals vary from very good to "almost annoying", the latter being in my opinion mostly on the second song, "Mental Anguish". It's not so much the voice itself as the way the singing is done. Can't really put my finger on it but the song remains pretty good. Some will like, others won't.
The guitar work is very heavy from beginning to end, with some really great riffs and solos. The fourth song, "Decomposing Remains Of My Stuffed Teddy" (!!!) is pretty interesting as it is an instrumental song where the musicians are "showing off" their talent to a max. The song is fast and heavy and simply a great musical moment. My favorite :).
Overall this is a very good first album, if you like heavy, dark sounding stuff with no ballads, you'll be well served with this album!
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