Burning World Records
Nihill - Verderf 2LP
Import, released by Burning World Records. Description from the label: Nihill shares members with Terzij de Horde, Dodecahedron, and Anaphylactic Shock; these three bands are certainly well-versed in extremity, but Nihill is on a whole 'nother level. Their harrowing blend of black metal, noise, drone, and martial industrial screams with feedback and howls mockery at the cross. The dissonant, hyper-complex compositions they create are suffocating, abrasive, and almost overwhelmingly intense. They hammer down any semblance of melody or atmosphere, preferring to sow pure chaos and discord. At times, the songs feel as claustrophobic as the small, smoke-filled rooms Nihilll uses for its rare live rituals. It's downright masochistic, and it's fucking incredible.