Nervecell - _Preaching Venom_
(Independent, 2008)
by: Paul Williams (8.5 out of 10)
The acoustic intro to Nervecell's sophomore album _Preaching Venom_ is a sure sign that the band has grown considerably since their last album, _Human Chaos_; no longer is this Dubai based death metal band paying homage to the old-school greats, instead there is a thicker, crunchier treaty for extreme metal enthusiasts to get into with songs like "Vicious Circle of Bloodshed" and "Demean" that rampage on with a grand Behemoth-esque atmosphere and technical, Nile like precision in songs such as "Flesh and Memories". Well, with drums laid down by Dave Haley of Psycroptic, you can assume the pace of this album would be intense.

Still big fans of the breakdown, songs that would inspire crowd participation and exquisitely slow solos to counter the brutality that ensues, Nervecell have definitely proved that they are serious about continuing to play mosh-friendly death metal that gets your fists moving. Of course it isn't all an onslaught... well, actually it is, but a more melodic side is shown in the six and a half minute instrumental piece "Ratios"; jumping from riff to riff with great ease. It is good to see that this band has finally produced an album that there is no turning back from. It can only get better from here.


(article published 29/5/2009)

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