Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nails - Unsilent Death

I figured for my first review, I'd tackle one of my favorite LP's of last year; Unsilent Death by the Southern California band Nails. If you don't already know, Nails is the newest band from guitarist Todd Jones (Betrayed, Carry On, Internal Affairs, Terror), although Nails is a much different monster than any of his previous bands. While still a hardcore act at its core, there are very strong elements of other genres including grindcore and powerviolence.

The LP starts off with a blast and doesn't let up for its 14 minute duration. There is not a single track on this album that slows down enough for you to catch your breath, but that's not to say it's repetitive. As I stated before; while at its core Nails is a hardcore band, there are traces of early Napalm Death and Entombed in these songs.

The best part about Nails is their no bullshit approach to the music. There are no intro's, outro's, or interludes here: just fast, pissed off hardcore. The fast parts are fast, the breaks are heavy, and the lyrics are fucking pissed: "Bow to no man, no pig, no book of myths."

If you're into no frills, fast, heavy music do yourself a huge favor and check this band out.

Rating: 5/5

You can pick up a copy of the record HERE