Nephren-Ka are a band from France that plays a very brutal form of death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "The Fall Of Omnius" which was released by Kaotoxin Records.
"Butlerian Djihad" starts off with a powerful blast beats, brutal death metal riffing and deep death metal growls while also mixing in high pitched screams, melody which sets up the pace for the slow and fast parts while also mixing in some technical elements and as the song moves on a powerful bass riff comes in which leads to more blast beats and brutal sections while also mixing in some chaotic sounding death metal guitar leads.
"Mastering The Voice" starts off with slow, melodic guitar riffing and powerful drumming which sets up the pace for the deep growls before getting faster and mixing in some blast beats as well as the back and forth switch to the slow and fast parts and after awhile high pitched screams start making their presence known in the song which sets up the pace for more blast beats, and brutal riffing, as the song moves on a brief guitar lead makes it way in for a few seconds before going back to t he brutal elements.
"Legend Of Selim (Part 1 The Seeds Of Discord)" starts off with powerful drums, and heavy guitar riffs which sets up the pace for the growls, screams and blast beats with this song focusing more on being fast and brutal while still utilizing melody at times as well as some guitar solos and leads.
"The Rise Of Omnius" starts off with powerful and melodic death metal riffing as well as powerful drums before the vocals kick in and the song goes into a faster direction with brutal blast beats and high pitched screams and as the song moves on there is some switches back and forth between slow and heavy parts and starts the end a powerful death metal guitar lead makes its presence known.
"Feydakins Sword" starts off with brutal death metal riffs powerful bass and drums before going into blast beats, faster parts and adding in the deep growls while also utilizing some melodic and technical elements and as the song moves on their are switches back and forth between fast and heavy parts as well as mixing in some screams which sets up the mood for a melodic guitar solo while also retaining the rhythm sections, towards the end movie samples make their way into the song.
"The Cymek Revolution" starts off with powerful blast beats, brutal death metal riffs and deep growls before mixing in high pitched screams and mid paced sections while also reverting back to the heavy and brutal parts, as the song moves in a powerful guitar solos makes it presence known as well as some powerful bass playing which combine with t he slower and mid paced elements.
"Legend Of Selim (Part 2: The Return Of The Worm Rid" starts of f with technical death metal guitar leads and blast beats before going into mid paced parts and adding in growls as w ell as some high pitched screams while also reverting back to blast beats at times.
"Praise Shai - Hulud" starts off with powerful drums and technical death metal riffing b efore kicking into the growls and high pitched screams which lead the music switching back and forth between the mid paced and fast sections while remaining brutal, as the song moves in a powerful bass lead makes its presence known for a few seconds before returning to the more brutal elements.
"To The Golden Path" starts off with drum beats and death metal guitar riffing which sets up the mood for the growls while staying in a more slow and mid paced direction before a scream comes in and fast parts start showing and leads to powerful blast beats and more brutality while also returning to the slow and mid paced parts at times, a few minutes into the song powerful bass playing makes it presence known and combines with the brutal parts.and after awhile a powerful guitar solo makes its way into the music towards the song's end.
Song lyrics on the albums are post of Frank Herbert's Dune Saga novels, while the production has a very strong ,powerful, heavy, brutal and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
In my opinion Nephren-Ka are a very great sounding brutal death metal band and if you are a fan of t his musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Butlerian Djihad" "The Rise Of Omnius" "Feydakins Sword" and "Praise Shai - Hulud". RECOMMENDED BUY.