Review from Pure Worship Magazine; Issue 2

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, December 19, 2013 Under: Album Reviews
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 brings to mind greats such as October Tide, and some Katatonia, but still offers it's own touch, it's own sound and a different tone of the profoundly nostalgic ambience.The tracks are fairly simple in construction, with songs built around the pattern of mid tempo drums, heavy backing guitars and lead guitars providing desolate riffs filled with despair,  but the simplicity works here. The important and perhaps the best aspect are the great growling vocals courtesy of John Johnston. Fantastic deep growl, perfectly fits to the concept of death doom, and drives the compositions forward with a dark tide. Fantastic debut from Nethermost, and recommended to all fans of mentioned bands, and great melodic death/doom. Eagerly we await more!

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 Released: June 14, 2013
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Melodic Death-doom Metal