GENRE: BLACKENED DEATH METAL
[Artwork for the album is made by Rafal
TOO MANY SKULLS]
- "DEATH UNCHAINED"
- 2020 | Tracklist:
Saligia Moralis Codice
2. Procession of the Damned
3. Great Horned King
5. Death Unchained
6. Antediluvian Purification
7. Cataclysmic Rebirth
8. Diaboli Stragis
9. The Luciferian Descent
[Release Date: 2020-03-06]
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Terje Olsen - Vocals
Roger Isaksen - Guitar
Frank Løberg - Guitar
Robin Isaksen - Bass
Vidar Lehmann - Drums
“Death Unchained” was Recorded at Xhaos Xhult Studio,
Engineered and mixed by Roger Isaksen
Mastered by Lawrence Mackrory
at Obey Mastering
NEXORUM - Death Unchained - 2020 -
Genre: Blackened Death Metal
"(...) Follow the stench of death you’ll find me
Come along and you will see
Damnation, follows where I tread, everything around me is dead
This gift this curse, to never ride the reapers hearse (...) NEXORUM | Death Unchained |
Procession of the Damned
THE BAND AND THE ALBUM:
A new monolithic extreme metal Beast arises from the cold Northlands of
Norway! We are talking about the new and impressive 5 piece extreme metal band by the name of
NEXORUM, a band forged in Trondheim by members of bands such as
Keep of Kalessin, Chton, Khonsu, Vecordious among others.
NEXORUM debut album
"Death Unchained" couldn't simply be a better
introduction to the band astonishing blackened death metal art! A
true delight to any adept of this genre and a perfect combination of old-fashioned and
modern extreme metal sound, the band conserves the best qualities of each (old
and new) and
blends it all into an explosive death black metal colossal Beast of epic
proportions. I dare to say that NEXORUM are one of the best
death black metal bands ever to come from Norwegian lands, having a
very own voracious death metal sound combined with an inborn Norwegian black metal
essence, creating in this way an authentic delicacy to extreme metallers who
worship the sound of newer bands such as Myrkskog, Zyklon, Blood Red Throne
also from Norway or classic extreme metal bands like Incantation, Morbid Angel, Behemoth,
Mayhem, etc !
"Death Unchained" is one of those albums that causes a direct massive
impact since the very first listening, it's impossible to be indifferent to
such colossal and powerful extreme metal piece of art. I even dare to say
that with this diabolical sonic monster unleashed, Norwegian death metal is
back in the map and shall take the Metal World by storm! Vicious, direct and
so addicting... it's hard not to be hooked to "Death Unchained" since
the very first listening!
DEEPER INTO THE BAND:
As the band expressed "NEXORUM largely consists of the severed
limbs of various rotting corpses from Trondheim's metal graveyard", so
let's know the band a bit better!
Terje Olsen (vocals) is the heart and soul of the band, owner of a
great vocal reach on extreme metal art, he brings the right dose of
brutality that the band needs and owns some outstanding gutturals and
vociferations that tend into the death metal more than to the usual black
metal vocals, which I personally think to be a better fit to NEXORUM sound.
He is known for his work with the bands
Chton (death metal) and
Khonsu (black/industrial/progressive metal), know also to have a great presence on
stage with his commanding presence that shall make you tremble and eager for
more after each show of the band!
Roger Isaksen (guitars) is the band main composer and the one responsible
for bringing NEXORUM beast into life! A surgically precise guitarist he
is known as the mastermind of the band
Vecordious (avant-garde black metal) and has
become recently the live guitarist of the well known Keep of Kalessin
(epic extreme metal).
(bass), also known as Wizziac, is a well known bass player on
Norwegian extreme metal scene, known for his work with Keep of Kalessin,
he is in fact a master of his craft, great bass playing and great live
presence as the most might know already by now!
Vidar Lehmann (drums) is back into extreme metal after some live
experiences as Triosphere (metal) and Tellus Requiem
(progressive melodic metal) drummer, a precise and brutally fast drummer
capable of ruthless drumming raids upon it's listeners!
Frank Løberg (guitars) is a great guitarist responsible for the bands
scorching leads and thundering rhythm guitars.
sound is one of the many album highlights, the elite level and
definition of each element included on this debut is beyond amazing. The
Xhaos Xhult Studio
and production done by the band guitarist and main composer Roger Isaksen
as well as the
Mastering by Lawrence Mackrory
give this album the right dose of everything for this album to become an
absolute success of it's genre!
Something I personally like allot on this album is to be
able to listen to the bass loud and clear, Robin/Wizziac work here is
a real ass-kicker, a fine example of that is the opening track "Saligia Moralis Codice".
The main NEXORUM lyrical themes deal
with mind liberation, Saligia, Occultism, Apocalypse, Lucifer/Luciferianism,
Satanism... all that makes a classic extreme metal-head entertained and
pleased as usual!
lyrics are also quite direct and accessible.
The artwork done by
TOO MANY SKULLS
really fits on the bands main lyrical themes as well as the album title. Simple, direct and
causing a visual impact in anyone searching for a good extreme metal album
to listen to!
It's on the simple things that very often we find the most valuable
treasures. This album cover aims to catch ones eyes attention and make you
wonder what you may discover as you start digging deeper into this
masterpiece of blackened death metal!
NEXORUM unleash the fury of ravenous death metal, combining both classic
and modern elements and wisely adding a very own Norwegian black metal
identity to create a product of unique quality, forging with it an
impressive first album that could easily be one of the best albums of it's
genre for 2020.
"Death Unchained" will definitely leave a mark on it's listeners!
So now let me tell you more about each track:
"Saligia Moralis Codice" the band introduces the listeners to
NEXORUM monumental sound, that in this case is damn well balanced and
dynamic. This is a slower track but heavy as Hell, where slower parts
combine in perfection with the hardness of the band groove-laden blackened
death sound. Must mention the outstanding omnipresent bass work which gives a even heavier
groove to the whole song, also worth of mention is the great guitar work, the
awesome leads and
as well some
Lyrically this song embraces the thematic of the 7 deadly sins. Here the
unchained fallen angels are finally set free and able to taste a whole new
word of once forbidden and addicting capital sins!
I must confess I was already hooked to the band sound since I checked the
for this song, and still, the best was yet to come, as my good friend told
me once he introduced me to his band!
"Procession of the Damned" follows, and with it "all Hell breaks
loose"! An absolute ass kicking fast and brutal track with some great
melodic lines. An absolute sonic devastation and a great contrast with the first song,
keeping with it the balance that remains through the whole intense album.
Lyrically it deals with the enclosure of the pestilent damned.... cursed to
live in a cold dark cell that will be their rotting eternal Hell!
"Great Horned King" is the track that follows, a devastating
apocalyptic track and one of my own favourite songs of the whole album!
Revealing with it, the most brutal side of NEXORUM, this is an
absolutely demolishing fast and devilish track!
This song is also an homage to some bands that influenced NEXORUM.
"Retribution" comes next, and with it we return to a slower
deadlier groove, yet heavy and fierce. This is a frenetic track with a constant ravaging
guitar sound that will pierce your ears and rape your soul! A true devilish
delight to ones ears!
The powerful title track "Death Unchained" comes next! This is an
Epic imposing track, both brutal and intense, all of this with great guitar
leads and an impressive dark structure. A legendary death black metal piece
of art and one of my own favourite tracks of this demonical piece!
unleashes scorching sonic brutality once again but never losing the
right dose of balance and melodic deviance! A delight to the tormented ears!
"Cataclysmic Rebirth" reveals the darkest side of NEXORUM
malevolent creations. This song takes it's listener deep into a
Pestapocalyptical World, reborn from destruction and emerged into chaos! A
new world with a putrid atmosphere and drenched in decadence!
"Diaboli Stragis" comes next! Another classic death metal track with
a great groove that shall get stuck into your ears. This is a direct
"in-your-face" powerful track, a true natural "headbanging" track with some
devilish guitar leads! Addictive since first listening, this is another of
my favourite tracks!
Once you think it can't get much better than what you have heard already,
the band comes with the epic colossus entitled "The Luciferian Descent",
in my opinion the best track of the whole piece. Intriguing , dark, intense
and brutal... it has all the best elements and diversity to keep both death
metal and black metal addicts captive to this mesmerizing unholy creation!
The nefarious introduction and the whole diabolical keyboard arrangements, the
Luciferian haunting choirs....
Am I the only one who's feeling that ass-kicking old Samael'ish vibe!?!... Well, the whole addictive nature of NEXORUM
musical diversity are just details that enhance this
album into an elite level of death black metal!
"Murderer" is most probably my 2nd favourite track of "Death Unchained",
ending with a golden key this astonishing
album! I simply love the whole psychotic vibe of this song. The wise use of keyboard really enhance
the whole devious
atmosphere created by the band on this track. Again the guitars take a huge
part of this song structure, great leads and powerful riffage!
NEXORUM debut album
"Death Unchained" is a both devastating and intense masterpiece of blackened
death metal that shall leave none of it's listeners indifferent to what they
just heard! A mind-blowing combination of death metal unchained from any
unnecessary boundaries, where the
old fashioned elements combine with modern elements in perfect symbiosis, if that
wasn't enough and to give their sound an even better dynamics and diversity the band added
a very own Norwegian black metal essence that wraps up what was already an
"Death Unchained" is an enriching brutal experience, hard to
believe it is
NEXORUM debut album.
The more you listen to
the whole piece the more details you will find and the more addicted you get
to this greatly detailed work, an album
full of musical diversification and without any dull moments!
NEXORUM is a name to keep in mind as the band rises in the extreme metal
universe. Allot is to be expected from this brutal new band in the future times as
they shall gather new adepts on each listening and live shows!
One of the best Norwegian extreme metal products of quality of the last years
without any doubts!
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