Nihilum are a duo from North Carolina that recently had music reviewed in this zine and on this recording plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 ep "Call Of The Void".
A very dark and ritualistic sounding intro starts off the ep along with a brief use of spoken word parts before going into a heavier musical direction. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams. When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the music more of a raw feeling as well as the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
On this recording Nihilum plays a style of black metal that is more on the raw side as well as having its melodic moments. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism, Science Fiction and Horror themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Nihilum and if you are a fan of raw and melodic black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blood Magic" and "Omnicide". 8 out of 10.