Nefarious - _Global Warning_
(Independent, 1998)
by: Adrian Bromley (7 out of 10)
Overflowing with some heavy duty death metal riffs and a powerful onslaught of harsh vocals (radiating a heavy, yet versatile Cannibal Corpse / Napalm Death sound), Gloucester, Ontario natives Nefarious rip and tear at us with this solid 4-song offering. From the opening of the band's self-titled number onto the wickedly eerie and well thought out "Global Warning", this quartet keeps the momentum strong and enjoyable. While every song on this offering radiates good production, there seems to be a raw, loose feel surfacing under that, enabling the music to sound great but have a slight live edge to it. I had heard some of this band's older material years ago on the _Sonic Obliteration Vol. 1_ compilation (put out by Utopian Vision Music) and it's great to see how far they come with their music. Sure the music flows along the lines of standard death metal, but there is more there for the most part that keeps the listener interested. In comparison to their past material, this is stronger, more adept and much heavier. I know I keep saying this, but it's good to see so many Canadian bands (other outfits like Zaraza, Sub Version and PornoComa) surfacing with potential and trying to make a name for themselves. It makes a Canuck metal fan like myself proud.

Contact: J. Bourbonnier, 205-1993 Jasmine Cr.

(article published 13/4/1998)

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