Nihilo Machina are a band from New Brunswick, Canada that plays a very raw, melodic, and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "The Last Messiah".
A very dark, atmospheric and epic keyboard sound starts off the ep along with some heavy and melodic guitar riffs a few seconds later that also mixes in with the keyboard sounds and the guitar solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the songs.
Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams and when the music speeds up it goes for more of a raw style of the genre along with a great amount of blast beats and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts and you can hear a lot of Swedish influences in the bands musical style and the last rack brings in a small amount of acoustic guitars.
Nihilo Machina plays a style of black metal that is very raw and melodic in the European tradition, the production sounds very raw yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Nihilo Machina are a very great sounding raw, melodic and atmospheric black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Headless King" "Disillusion" and "Universal Simulacrum". 8 out of 10.