Nihill are a band from the Netherlands that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that I would describe as being occult black metal mixed in with elements of doom metal and noise and this is a review of their 2012 album "Verdonkermann" which was released by Hydra Head Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the noise effects bring a very dark, occult, ritualistic and avant garde sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very dark, raw and primitive sounding mixed in with some influences from doom metal and noise, while the lead guitars are very dark, raw and primitive sounding occult black metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams that have a very depressive feeling to them at times as well as mixing in some deep sounding growls as well as a brief use of spoken word ritualistic parts being used on one song, while the lyrics cover Occultism, Gnosticism and Death Worship, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great album from Nihill and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Spiral The Tail Eater" and "Trauma Crushing Serpens Meruricles". RECOMMENDED BUY.