And The Chaos Has Begun
Review by Tomek on February 17, 2016.
Being a fan of death/thrash metal (between many different genres), I’m always on the lookout for something new. It can be a band, it can be an album or sometimes it can be just a song, but it’s the “fresh” I’m after. Nahum just came to me from Czech Republic and what it represents fits all the categories I mentioned above.
Album starts with a whistling sound of a bomb coming down, and once the music explodes in the speakers - there’s no turning back. Those guys don’t wait for nothing and nobody and they’re going rabid right off the bet. Thrashing death metal would probably be somewhat close to explaining what is going on, but Nahum are not being shy here and they take handfuls from both genres. And The Chaos Has Begun (which is the name of the album) is filled with remarkably aggressive guitar work, combined with high speed ferocious rumble of the drums and fat clings of the bass to be joined by vocals ranging from raspy screams to low and intensely guttural discharge that reminds me of Johnny from Unleashed at times. Nahum’s riffing hooks insert themselves deeply into ones attention span demanding full attentiveness and are bound to keep you thrashing around, head banging viciously and quite possibly finishing the evening with the horn throwing, fist pumping frenzy.
Nahum created an album that is not only packed with mass of energy they also didn’t skip on any other elements. Cover painting by Daniela ‘Dahlien’ Neumanova screams originality and passion, lyrics are written with an idea of apocalyptic chaos waiting for humanity right around the corner and mastering and production is top notch. Everything premeditated and executed flawlessly.
Nahum’s And The Chaos Has Begun entered the list of my favorite albums of late and if you’re into death/thrash I’d like to strongly recommend giving it a shot, you’ll like it. Nahum came out with an album filled with great songs and here is what I rediscovered about metal from Czech Republic….IT KICKS ASS!!
Rating: 9 out of 10