Saturday, 19 July 2014

Nak'ay - 260 Raw Grinding Bestial Black Metal Punk Noise Devastation

'260 Raw Grinding Bestial Black Metal Punk Noise Devastation'

Review by Elek Malcolm-Madill

Genre/s: Blackened Grindcore, Noise Punk
For Fans Of: Drunkdriver, Witchface, Threatener, Jackman

Despite having an album title that drops as many names and terms as an eBay listing, Nak'ay is a fast and filthy band based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana that sound like the bastard child of Drunkdriver and Witchface and take the grindcore, punk, and black metal elements of each group to their fullest potential. Not to say that Nak'ay is just an imitation of each band, crudely thrown together with little talent- no, Nak'ay are a beast all their own as the title suggests, cranking out track after blisteringly fast track that doesn't reach into the lo-fi aspects of black metal like I thought it would at first but is actually a lot more distorted in its composition which is where the noise aspects suggested in the title come into play. The band get into some quick guitar solos on various tracks which I liked as well, the one at the end of "Thieves of the Nuclear Permafrost" particularly reminded me of the riff on "Cry of the Banshee" by Brocas Helm, however the solos don't last long as the assault of destructive noise (which is ironically anti-war lyrically) blasts by in full after about ten minutes- so grab some Nak'ay below, mmkay?

Unholy Destruction of Fascist Scum
2. Thieves of the Nuclear Permafrost
3. Nak'ay Imahayk'a
4. Napalm Drenched Carcasses
5. Like Vultures
6. Raw Bestial Black Noise Devastation


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