NOX - Blood, Bones and Ritual Death (LISTENABLE - CD 2010)
Yesterday I wrote few words about "" by . And now I want to go back to this band and shortly introduce you another excellent CD from them, which is "Blood, Bones and Ritual Death". Shortly, because this is only an EP, so there's not much material on it, but damn, what a killer content and quality is there!!!
First off, I like the production of "Blood, Bones and Ritual Death" a lot. It's clean, yet crispy and insanely powerful what adds even more fire to already vicious and aggressive music. There are four songs and each is an instant killer with characteristic intensity and sheer venomous atmosphere, which blows head off. And which you should all be familiar with if you know Centurian and "". music is fast, savage, but filled with many amazing riffs, great vocals (new vocalist Niels Adams did fantastic job here) and all these sweet details, which create an interesting and death metal. In many ways, this EP is like Deicide or Vital Remains, but sometimes even better than anything these two bands have done since the mid 90's. Yeah, these four tracks are like a fuckin slaughter – no remorse, no time wasted for fillers. And with two instrumental tracks and their sick, evil atmosphere, "Blood, Bones and Ritual Death" is a perfect EP. For me this is one of the best efforts from Centurian / Nox camp.
Standout track: "From Hell to Worse"