Review from Metal Revolution Webzine

May 6, 2014
From: Metal Revolution Webzine
Published: May 6, 2014

The name Nethermost refers to the lowest point of existence, but it is also a moniker for the melodic and death/doom metal quartet from southern Texas. Alpha is their debut EP containing only four medium length tracks. It is a tribute to nature and its four elements.

All four songs presented here are intense, powerful but also obscure and different. It is rich on melodies and atmosphere which is rather soaking. As stated before the overall sound is melodic but also ambient and emotional. Tempo is mid-paced with great emphasis on the atmosphere. This thick bass sound accompanied by deep and harsh vocals helps in creating this honest and organic sound, as we know it from the mid-90s death and doom scene.

On the other hand I find the chords to be rather simplistic, but it is only a good thing, since it captures the true essence of doom and death metal. Riffs are diverse and mostly melodic, which I enjoyed a lot. Finally, I think that the production of this EP is a bit fuzzy, leaving the space for further improvement.

Alpha is a foretaste for something even better coming from this Texas band. It should esp. appeal to fans of Katatonia, October Tide, Daylight Dies, Paradise Lost, Amorphis and similar established acts.

Rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Bato

Review from Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 6

March 20, 2014
From: Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 6
Published: November 2014

Nethermost is a very young outfit from Texas that plays Melodic Doom Metal, which is not unlike what, let’s say, Paradise Lost played in their earlier career. This EP is a debut effort, which offers four rather typical melodic and slightly depressively sounding tunes. All songs sound very much alike, constructed using mostly the same formula of composition. The music is very straightforward and pretty monotonous d...

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Review from Volumes of Sin Webzine

February 10, 2014
From: Volumes of Sin Webzine
Published: February 9, 2014

The four remaining members of Texas based Nethermost, who began as a five piece, formed in 2009 and laid dormant until the release of their EP Alpha in 2012. The band have recently been taken in by Hypnotic Dirge Records who have re-released their debut and singular album appearance in 2013. The album is said to be a tribute to the elements and that it offers up deep and obscure timelessness. How does this infusion of melodic...

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Review from Pure Worship Magazine; Issue 2

December 19, 2013
From: Pure Nothing Worship Magazine; Issue 2
Published: February 2014

Coming from the United States, Nethermost is a young band that debuts with their EP entitled "Alpha", releases through Hypnotic Dirge Records. "Alpha" presents four songs of great, dark, melodic death/doom with a fantastic atmosphere and a sound largely reminiscing of such bands from the 90's. With melancholic atmosphere achieved through melodies driven mainly by lead guitars, and mid tempo drums, this EP brin...

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Review from Metalwave Webzine

December 5, 2013
From: Metal Wave Webzine
Published: December 4, 2013
*Google translation of Italian review

The debut album for Texans nethermost represents a typical case of discrete band, but that is still immature. 

"Alpha" is in fact a 4-track EP released by Hypnotic Dirge Records, which lasts just over 18 minutes, and that offers a melodic death / doom listenable, but it has two flaws quite important. First, the personality of the band is still far from being well taken care of, and for all the ...

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Review from Miasma Magazine

October 18, 2013
From: Miasma Magazine
Published: October 17, 2013

The first release by the american band Nethermost is Alpha EP, which is melodic death metal with slight droning elements of doom metal. As a whole it feels like it is still searching for itself and is unfortunately unable to keep the listeners interest up for it’s full running time.

In a way I really do like these laconic kind of moaning guitar melodies, which are quite biting in their own catchy way. Though there is slight little ...

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Review from Ave Noctum Webzine

September 16, 2013
From: Ave Noctum Webzine
Published: September 14, 2013

Hailing from Texas this band are a relatively new outfit who have so far only released this one EP. It came out originally in 2012 independently before being picked up by Hypnotic Dirge for a bit more widespread recognition. Honed down from a quintet the band obviously stripped unnecessary fat from the equation before laying down these four tracks and they do not beat about the bush giving their intentions away the second play ...

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Review from Lunar Hypnosis Webzine

September 9, 2013
From: Lunar Hypnosis Webzine
Published: September 7, 2013

Nethermost roughly means something along the lines of being the lowest, farthest down and the lowest point of existence. This Laredo, Texas three piece certainly transcribes those words into musical form, in particular that of a doom/death style, here on their debut EP, 'Alpha.'

Four songs grace this EP, all with deep melancholy sounding riffs, audible bass work, hard growled vocals and a gloomy mood to boot. The death metal ...

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Review from Les Eternels Webzine

September 6, 2013
From: Les Eternels Webzine
Published: September 3, 2013
*Google translation of French review

Nethermost is a young band from Texas. Yet, unlike many courses out there, they do not practice nor the country, nor the brutal death tends slamisante. Alpha is their first EP, who define what level of attention should be wearing them. 

18 short minutes is everything needs nethermost to return us to the middle of the 90s, especially in Sweden and England. The glory of the first Katatonia, My ...

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Review from

August 9, 2013
Published: August 5, 2013

Everyone has to start somewhere, and for Texan three-piece Nethermost that place is basically 'from first principles'. Proof, if you like - to paraphrase Voltaire - that if Katatonia did not exist, it would be necessary to invent them. But, of course, the Swedes fairly successfully invented themselves, just in time to create one of the more enduring, recognisable and influential strands of the whole Death/Doom sound. Given that they sw...

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Melodic Death-doom Metal