Release DetailsLABEL Life Sentence
RELEASED ON 7/1/2003
posted on 7/2003 By:
Hailing from Conneticut, Nientara has only been around for since the end of 2001 and are already making a name for themselves. It wasn't too long before this band was nabbed by a record company, and Life Sentence Records was quick to jump on them. Releasing their first EP for the their new label, entitled Consequence, Nientara has been able to meld a fine blend of metal and hardcore. This is a fine EP too, clocking in at just under 30 minutes with five songs. I've seen bands release "full-length" albums that weren't this long.
Providing harsh grooves and rough breakdowns on the guitars, Josh Jablonski and Jason Leardi also provide some crushing fast picking death metal riffs. With a healthy dose of Swedish inspired melodies and harmonies they craft some impressive music. On vokills, Kris Foell is all over the map providing some harsh death growls, high pitched death growls and even some clean vokills that come across rather well and never clichéd. Mike Schupp does a nice job on the drums. His double kicks are crushing and sound absolutely perfect with this production. When they appear you can feel the rumble of your speakers, but they never over power you.
This is one of the better metalcore bands I've come across in a while. All the songs on this EP have a great structure and bring on the absolute crunch. Nientara is a band very worth your time if you dig this type of music and I highly recommend you check these guys out. Hell, you get your moneys worth for the music to boot. With a harsh metal onslaught combined with the intensity of hardcore, Nientara should be quickly noticed by the masses.
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