Nihill Verderf 2xLP, Album + CD black vinyl
Dutch black metal horde Nihill have had their previous two releases on Hydra Head, which is how they rightfully gained international recognition. 'Verderf', their fourth full-length finds them on Burning World Records, a label that needs no further introduction when it comes to quality releases. Nihill have never been the most subtle of black metal bands, opting to go for the in-your-face approach, and 'Verderf' is no exception. If anything, it is even more brutal than the previous albums. One thing that really stands out is that the whole album is so very noisy. And I don't mean as in dirty riffs or disgusting vocals. It has plenty of those. No I mean the constant walls of screech, hiss and feedback in the background. It is a genuine whirlwind of chaos and malevolence. The album even opens with a proper Power Electronics piece in the form of 'Ghoul' that almost rivals Masonna, Whitehouse, Merzbow and the likes with it's fierceness.