Nefandus are a band from Sweden that plays a melodic and occult form of mid paced black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Reality Clever" which was released by Daemon Worship Productions.
A slow, dark and melodic black metal sound starts off the album along with some distorted noises being in the background for a few seconds in the beginning as well as some powerful bass lines before the grim screams start to kick in and after awhile the music speeds up a bit and adds in blast blasts along with some guitar leads that have a good amount of melody in them.
The music sticks to mostly a slow to mid paced direction on the most speeds with only a small amount of speed being utilized and the musical style is mostly in a melodic and Swedish style of occult black metal and I can also see similarities between Ofermod which also shares a member of this band but with a more slowed down approach than the band that was mentioned.
With this recording you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the album and when the music goes into the 6th song the music speeds up a bit and adds in some raw black metal elements as well as adding in more powerful lead than what was presented on the first track and there are certain sections of the recording where you can hear a slight death metal influence being utilized and towards the end the music starts having a more atmospheric edge being added into their musical style and the last track utilizes melodic male and female chanting and singing while the music still sticks to mostly a heavier direction.
Nefandus create a very dark sounding occult black metal with this recording with the music being mostly melodic and mid paced as well as evoking a ritualistic atmosphere, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover Draconian Current, Religious Fanaticism and Occultism.
In my opinion Nefandus are a very great sounding melodic, occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Single Second of Clarity" Reborn As A Wolf" and "Scorn Of All The Mind". 8 out of 10.