Nesseria "s/t" CDPosted on Monday, March 22nd, 2010 @ 6:19am » permalink
Having released a handful of splits since 2006, this marks the full-length debut from French act Nesseria (released by Trendkill Recordings), as well as my first exposure to their work. You can expect a pretty furious dose of grinding "metalcore" (for lack of a better term) from this one. I know "metalcore" is such a dirty, misleading term, but these cats really do offer a powerful and efficient blend of caustic, explosive grindcore blasts with only the best of what contemporary definitions of "metalcore" have to offer: Twisted flurries of discordant guitar textures held in place by a sense of "controlled chaos", frantic bursts of speed, darker midpaced runs with fucked up bends and weird, chugging chord phrasings, etc. And nothing but completely sick screams in the vocal department – no singing, no over the top growls or squeals… just the good stuff. On occasion they start to hint at that big, crushing sort of sound that a lot of bands from France and Switzerland have kinda nailed in the last decade, but this material's so much more frantic and in your face, and the ever-so-slightly rugged edge of the recording pulls them back from that direction as well (which is neither a good nor a bad thing, just a perception). All of the song titles are in French, so I assume the same goes for the lyrics. I don't have 'em, but titles that translate to statements such as "To Those Who Have Failed Us", "By Profit and Loss", etc. show signs of promise for the lyrical content to be as strong as the music.
I'm not seeing this one around in any distros, but you can pick it up from the band or the label. They may have more information about potential distribution sources outside of Europe as well…