Nefas Terra are a band from Russia that plays a very technical and melodic form of black metal with death metal influences and this is a review of their 2013 cassette "Life in Darkness" which was released by Acephale Winter productions.
The cassette starts out with spoken word sample s before going into a fast and melodic black metal sound along with blast beats along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as mixing slow and fast parts together before bringing in a mixture of black and death metal vocals and you can also hear thrash influences being added into the music along with solos and leads.
As the recording continues the band stick a very fast, brutal and melodic black metal assault while also adding in technical parts and after awhile they bring in a small amount of synths which gives the music and atmospheric edge and they never forget there death metal roots and when they bring slower sections in other songs the music starts having an even darker feeling to it and on the last song they bring in a brief use of clean playing before returning to a heavier sound.
Nefas Terra display a great amount of talent with their music and they have a lot of raw aggression with the way they mix in fast and melodic black metal with some atmospheric and technical elements along with death metal influences to create a very dark and heavy recording that has a 90's feeling from beginning to end.
Song lyrics cover darkness, suicide and anti christian themes, while the production has a very dark, heavy and powerful sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Nefas Terra are a very great sounding fast and melodic black metal band with death metal influences and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Life In Darkness" and "Suicide". 8/5 out of 10.